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Samsung HT-310R won't play DVD-R


Standard Member
Hi, I've just bought a new Samsung HT-310R home cinema system from dixons and it won't play any of my normal DVD +R or -R discs! It will play originals, but not ones which I've made myself or transferred off VHS.
I've looked on Samsungs own site for a firmware upgrade or support but they don't even recognise the model!

PLEASE can someone help me with this? I asked in currys before buying and they told me it would play anything...


Standard Member
Yes - all of these DVD's used to work just fine on my old player (a Panasonic). I have even tried them again on a friend'd DVD player to check I had not damaged them and they play without hesitation.

In the manual, it mentions something about DivX (??) coding but I thought that ordinay DVD's should work fine...

I copied a home video from a DVD using Nero the other day also but this still doesn't play.

Any ideas gratefully received please... help!


Distinguished Member
The staff in curry's obviously were wrong,can you take it back and try another home cinema system,or is that not an option?

Or take a couple of your discs to the shop and try them on a shop model.


Prominent Member
Usually the manual will tell you if the device plays DVD +R or -R.

Sometimes certain noname DVD cause issue. I always use Verbatim - a bit more expensive but work like a tread.


Standard Member
The manual is quite vauge, but does mention DVD +- discs, it just goes on to say something about DivX codecs are built in...

Returning it probably isn't an option I don't think since I bought it 5 weeks ago.

Does anyone know where I could get a firmware upgrade which corrects this refusal of 'normal' DVD's?

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