I’m kind of a newbie, so I guess here’s where to post. I burn a lot of my own DVDs (I have two Philips 8701 burners) and have had very few problems until now. I have DVD players of various brands all over the house. Recently my main DVD player (Toshiba) has become very touchy about my burned DVDs, and won’t play many of them. When I insert one, instead of starting to play with numbers advancing, it shows all dashes and won’t play. No problem with factory DVDs, just mine. My burns play fine on my computers, my Panasonic, and my Sony. I have a spare Toshiba, it will play a few of the newer burns, but again, on some, it shows the dashes and won’t play. Note, this is mostly happening with new releases, I have tried different burning programs, including IdealDVDCopy.
My questions are:
Is the problem likely to be my Toshiba going bad, or something in the new releases I’m burning? (I would hate to buy more players only to have the same problem when I get them home).
And, if I have to buy new players, are certain brands more user-friendly to home burned DVDs?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.