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Will It Or won't It

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mark67, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. mark67

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    I have recently got a Sony RDR GX3 Recordable DVD and would to to know if you give me an example from the list below of the Disc's it Won't play:
    Video Cd's
    DVD Audio Disc's.

    Does this men it won't play a DVD that has say Queens Greatest hits 2 on DVD. (Saw this today in MVC). Or anyones Video hits on DVD.

    I am still getting to grips with the Sony, so I'll give you a full report when I get my Tag processor back from Tag and I am in full 5.1 DTS Ultra THX thingy whatever.......

    Cheers.
     
  2. Rasczak

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    The Sony GX3 will not play either Video CDs or S-VCDs.

    From a music point of view the GX3 is somewhat limited - it doesn't play MP3s let alone WMA or HighMAT. And it certainly doesn't play DVD-Audio which is in competition to the Sony/Philips 'alternative' of SACD. It doesn't play that either :(

    The disk types/file formats the GX3 WILL play are:
    - DVD-Video on commercial DVD, DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW
    - CD-DA (Audio CDs) on commercial CD, CD-R or CD-RW
    - Video Recording Mode on DVD-RW

    So not that many formats really - but you could always get a basic DVD player for things like this. The Panasonic S75 is a good choice for such a player (although it won't pay SACDs in high def).
     
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    I don't think Video CDs stand for the music videos that you are referring to, it's a recording format known as VCD. My LG3200 won't play them either, it's no great loss as the only stuff that I have seen in VCD format is pirate movies!

    Regards

    Dude
     
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    The first two videos you linked to should work - they are DVD-Videos by the looks of it and not DVD-Audio. The front cover you posted is of the DVD-Audio release of "The Game" which won't play.
     
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    yes to all three but not the dvd audio track.
     
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    It will play The Game DVDA, altough not the 'advanced resloution' track. Reading the reviews, this is no great loss as they say there is not much difference between this and the regular 5.1 DTS mix.

    I have this DVDA and play it on a regular DVD player and can highly recommend it :smashin:
     
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    The Queen Greatest Hits 1 is astounding in DTS,and I doubt whether anywhere but the spec sheets would show a n improvement in DVD-A
     

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