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Tosh disappointment

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Artie Fufkin, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Artie Fufkin

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    I'm so disappointed.

    After so much advice from here I plumped for the Tosh XS-32. It has been great so far - no interference problems, not noisy and, actually rather easy to use and certainly powerfull. I love it, or I did until today.

    But a friend just came round with a DVD+RW and it won't play.
    My son's X-Box plays it, as does my lappy, but my £350 Tosh doesn't. I suspect that a £29 Chinese player from Asda would play it too.

    I've tried cleaning the disc and reinserting it, but no luck.

    The disc is a white bulkpac "generation 4".

    Is this a particular Tosh fault?
     
  2. Hambone

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    I have found the tosh very sensitive.
    A dvd-r with very minor marks on it will just not play.
    I have a couple of £30 dvd region free players from Amazon
    in the kids rooms that will play absolutely anything.
    I am thinking of just having another dvd for playing
    dvd's in the livingroom (half way thru a movie and it stops you just want to toss it out the window)
     
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    Toshiba have blocked DVD+RW on many of their machines - the RDXS32 included. To be fair DVD+RW isn't an official DVD format so their is no obligation to support it's playback. However in this multi-format day and age it's not really on.
     
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    Sorry you didn’t see any of the threads on this – it isn’t a “fault”, it is per design, though I agree it seems silly, they are purposely blocking +R/+RW for “political” reasons. You will notice the manual does not list +R or +RW as supported.

    It will only read + discs which have been recorded with a booktype of DVD-ROM, so they don’t look like + discs to the XS32.

    Mark
     
  5. Artie Fufkin

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    Raz and Red thanks for the prompt and clear answers.

    Yes, as you say, not allowing "+" playback seems a strange if not childish decision to make.

    Well, at least I know it's not a faulty machine. Thanks.
     

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