Won't playback copied dvd's, only commercially made ones.
I've had this Sony player for 8 years and just recently started copying dvd movies from my collection via computer from my personal collection only to discover that it will not playback any of the copied ones and plays only commercially made discs.
A call to Sony service verified that it will not play burned dvd movies but did not offer a solution to this problem with the player.
The Sony service tech said the unit was made at the time to play back only commercially recorded discs.
I now have 50 burned dvd movies and am now looking to buy a player that will play them.
If anyone has a solution for this annoying problem I would love to apply it, otherwise its off to the Goodwill store with it.
Re: Won't playback copied dvd's, only commercially made...
Read here and we can see that other people have both trouble and success running back ups on this device:
So... That tells us this device is finicky IE it requires a high quality burn.
DVD burners have varying levels of accuracy. To improve your burn:
-SLOW the burn speed for increased accuracy
-USE DVD-R only as it is the most compatible
-Use those Sony's DVD-r's at wal-mart or KMART because Sony makes DVR's and everyone else buys them from generic Taiwan manufacturer and relabel
I bet this will solve your problem. After you get a successful burn at 2x try 4x then 6 etc.
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If you are trying to make a copy of a commercially produced DVD movie, give up. They are copy protected and the equipment sold to record and play DVDs will not allow you to make copies of these movies. Even if it would copy, there would be image distortion and possible sound distortion that would render the movie unwatchable. There are other ways to do it that involve computers and special software, but they are not legal in most jurisdictions so I will not venture into those areas.
Hello, This DVD player unfortunately does not support most of the Copied DVD / CDs. it works stemless with only genuine / original CD and DVDs.. , DVD+R or DVD-R is related with recording technic only,nothing to do on playback.. This DVD player's problem is related with copied DVDs..
Manufacturers spec for Compatible disc formats: DVD, CD, CDR, CDRW, Video CD
Hope it will solve your problem. Please remember to vote me too.. Regards
Is this a new problem or has it always been like this? The unit will throw that error message if there's a copy protection flag on the broadcast source.
To make matters worse, there are three flags a broadcaster can set. Copy Always, Copy Once, and Copy Never.
Copy Always and Copy Never are pretty self-explanatory but the Copy Once flag with this unit only works with certain media, namely DVD-RAM and DVD-RW in VR mode with CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media.
Copy Always flag should work with all media. I don't know of any easy way to figure out which broadcasts have which flag but try changing your media and recording mode first.
P.S. You may also want to reset to factory default settings by pressing FF and RW together on the player. Also make sure you're running the latest firmware.
it might be sevral reasons:
1. Check if region code is the same for movies you playing and DVD player
2. If you using video CDs or copyed DVDs, player might be preventing to playback those kind of discs, due to copyright laws or due to different speed settings for DVD player and discks you using (for intsrance you player can playback DVD/CD+R, and you using DVD/CD-R, or mximum allowed playback speed is 16 you using disk recorded at 24, but this is in case you using burned/copied CD/DVDs)
3. Check it lens is durty. For that use CD/DVD lens cleaning disk
($6 in Walmart, if you are in US)
4. Check if movies you are have the same coloring system, i.e NTSC for US
5. Check CD/DVD for scratches, some DVD players can not playback scratched disks
Please kindly let me know if my information was helpfull for you or you need more info
That is one of the problem with manufacturers that don't clearly explain the consumers that most of the blue ray dvd player is designed to play blue ray dvds ®ular dvds,but it wasn't never designed to back any DVD-R or DVD-RW. Sorry,there is no way around it,because Sony enjoyed being exclusive in many things. solutiondoct
There are two methods for copying - one is called "one-touch dubbing" and the other is called the "GUI Method".
For one touch dubbing obviously you have the tape and disc both inserted and have the tape at the position you would like to start copying. Press and hold the Copying button in the direction of the media you're copying to (in this case, the arrow pointing to the DVD) for 3 seconds and it will either start copying or will prompt you on-screen of the television...
If you are using a disc that can be finalized (anything other than DVD+RW or DVD-RAM), you will get a message on the TV that says press Record to record and finalize or press Play to record without finalizing.
The GUI method is to press Functions - Copy, then select the copy direction and start copying.
Before finalizing a disc, when you go to play back the video it always starts with the last recording, not the first. This is probably why you think there is no movie there other than the 10 seconds of Arby's commercial (mmm, Arby's). However, this is the purpose of the Direct Navigator function. If you access it, you should see thumbnails of all of your recordings. Once you finalize the disc and playback, it should start from the beginning.