Panasonic DMR-ES30VS Won't play finalized DVD

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#1

Just started using my new Panasonic DMR-ES30VS VCR/DVD Recorder/Player Combo. Dubbed a DVD from the VCR with no problem. Then finalized it. But I can’t get it to PLAY. It ‘should’ play just by inserting it and hitting PLAY but when I hit PLAY, it brings up the Direct Navigator. When I hit PLAY from the DN, it STOPS and shows the SCREENSAVER. What up with that? No matter what I do, I can’t get it to just PLAY. Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions? Thanks!


#2

Well, I don’t know what happened but after walking away from the DVD player just to get away from the frustration, I came back to it several hours later to show my sister that it doesn’t play and guess what? IT PLAYED! I was astonished, astounded and VERY pleased. I am also still curious as to what transpired in my absence. Did I have to turn the DVD player off before trying to play the movie? If you have any ideas, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. And, thanks!


#3

User error of some sort is most often the cause of such things. Finalizing discs requires several steps where you have to answer “yes” and a long wait for it to finish finalizing.

A bad quality burns can cause reading problems, be sure you use only good quality media like Verbatim or Maxell.