I have a Samsung DVD-HR735. It was bought in December 2006. Initially, we had not noticed any problems, using it to record TV shows on HD as well as play DVD and CD including DivX movies.
Only more lately, we have noticed some DVDs would not be recognise but can sometimes work if reinserted. Increasingly the frequency of rejection has gotten worse till it is absolute now. Device is now unable to read or play any DVD (either original movies or blank DVDs of various brands) and after trying to read it for a long time, it will eject it saying unable to read.
Strangely, it still reads and plays CD (meaning the lens is working? have also cleaned it using CD cleaner to no effect). Other features like Hard Disk and hard disk recording and playback still works. We are trying to save our recorded shows on to DVD at least even if we have to get a new system!
Is it due to the weight of the DVD compared to CD? I ask this because I had a friend whom had a player which would play certain brand DVD but not others and he said it was due to different weights?
Any help much appreciated. Thank you.