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Toshiba SD2109 and copied discs


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Hi there.

I know this dvd player is pretty old but it is what my dad has downstairs.

I put a copied disc in the player tonight which I had recorded from my DVD Recorder and it worked straight away but now every time I put the disc back it, it comes up with a disc error.

No other copied discs work in it either.

SO I am curios of why it worked once, but not anymore?

Is there anyway to get this player to play backups?



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These old Tosh players were great but not for their handling of DVD-/+R discs, unfortunately. You might find that certain brands of blank media will play whilst others don't: take a look on videohelp

If you can't find blanks that reliably work you'll either have to live with only being able to play bona fide discs or get a newer machine.


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With that player, it will play burnt discs, on +R media, with the bitsetting set to dvd-rom. This means discs burnt on a PC.

They also play VR format discs from +R media from a Phillips recorder.

I had the 3109 and it didn't like -R discs.


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With NEC drives for PCs, you can change the bit setting on them via them firmware. This makes the discs dvd-rom, rather than dvd+R.

Info here

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