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Posted on Nov 28, 2007

Playback of dvds

Error message reads...playback feature may not be available on this disc. Purchased a set of dvds on e-bay, and they will not play on this player. Other store-bought dvds play just fine. Contacted Emerson for an upgrade on the softwear and have heard nothing yet. Any other solutions besides buying a brand other than emerson!?!?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Installing Emerson DVD/VCR player. Error message reads the same on multiple DVD's. Please eject, playback feature may not be available on this disc.

  • Shawr Feb 18, 2008

    I am having the exacet same issue.. I read the post concerning country code. But what has that got to do with it and just exactly how do you correct it.



    I have yet to find a disc that will work now on my unit. When I first bought it it worked fine but now it gives the playback error on everything I put in it

  • stanstclair4 Jan 17, 2009

    I have a Sanyo dvd/vcr player which says "disc error, remove disc, playback feature may not be available" on every disc, and even when there is no disc in the unit. How do I correct this. The unit is about 1 year old, and worked fine until lately.

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