Playback of my backup DVDs?

  misters 19:54 31 Oct 2003

I got a friend to backup all my dvds on his dvd writter the proble is i cant play the backups on my dvd player is there some way around this?
Thanx in advance

  bremner 20:25 31 Oct 2003

Check your player out here click here and it will tell you whther it is compatable with DVD format types.

  misters 21:24 31 Oct 2003

Sorry to be a nuisance, not sure of model number i bought it a good while ago, i just know its a philips also checked out the link above but not sure as what i'm meant to be searching for.

  kinger 21:36 31 Oct 2003

You mean you aren't using your originals?

Copying discs is very hit and miss. It may be his recorder or software and nothing to do with your equipment.

Have you tried playing your copies back on another machine?

Take the copy into Curry's or somewhere and try it on a few of their DVD players. If it plays on some of them then it's because your Philips DVD player doesn't support that type.

I believe Philips supports DVD+R, so copy onto that type in future.

  misters 21:42 31 Oct 2003

Thank for advice kinger, but my friend tried them on his dvd player and they where ok so it must be my player time to upgrade. Any advice on what i should be looking for in a new dvd, cheers.

  Martyn 22:15 31 Oct 2003

Ronin P703 Multi-Region DVD-Player
I have just bought one of these from at ?53 and it is excellent.
It will play cd,cdrw,dvd and dvdrw. It also plays mp3s and will run slideshows of photos in folders burnt onto a dvd.

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