Can the Playstation 2 play DVD-R discs?

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  1. Bobby Garfield

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    Can the PS2's DVD player play DVD-R discs? I'm asking because I'm interested in buying a movie that doesn't have official distribution yet (First of May) but has been put on a DVD-R disc by the director/producer for the people who are interested in buying it.

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  2. R Benson

    R Benson Auditioning

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    I just tried a DVD-R in my playstation 2 and it did play.
     
  3. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    It depends upon the revision of the hardware. The latest revision includes DVD-r/+r support as well as progressive scan. You might want to check out this thread for details.

    -Dave
     
  4. R Benson

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    Mine is an older unit and played my DVD-R. Unit is probably 3 years old.
     
  5. Chad A Wright

    Chad A Wright Supporting Actor

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    I bought one when they first came out, and it played them fine.
     
  6. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

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    Mine will not play DVD-R discs made by my Panasonic Recorder.
     
  7. Nathan Porteous

    Nathan Porteous Stunt Coordinator

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    if oit doesn't play get a mod chip i did and mine will play anything you can think of throwing at it
     
  8. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Mine can read DVD-R and DVD+R, but it definitely can't read DVD+RW which is what I use most of the time. The newer ones say on the box they can play everything though- the laser in the older ones can't read the re-writable discs so a firmware upgrade won't do any good.
     

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