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Lately when we rent a dvd our player says that it can not read the disc. I have tried cleaning it and that doesn't help. Other dvds still work.

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I think you just got a bad DVD. Might be scratched, might be the wrong region, or it just might be incompatible with your player. I would tell them it won't play give me another one.

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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