Madagascar DVD won't play on my Toshiba...any reported problems with disc?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Screenwriter

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    I have tried to play Madagascar on my 1997 (2nd generation) Toshiba DVD player and it just sits and says "loading" and goes nowhere. It plays fine in my Apex unit. Have already traded disc and both have done the same.

    Is there a know problem and/or security that older players don't recognize and is there a fix?
     
  2. Jesse Skeen

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    This has Macrovision's RipGuard on it, so I'd blame that.

    My Pioneer DVL-909 (made in 1998) hasn't had any problems with copy-protected discs (yet, at least) but I can always tell which discs have it because before the movie starts, the display will read "SEARCH" about 5 times before actual playback. This is pretty stupid; there's no reason to copy a DVD anyways unless it goes out of print.
     
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    I have seen the new copy protection logos on Warner, Paramount, and others and all play perfectly fine on the old Toshiba. This is the very first disc I have encountered out of my 750 that's done it. Got to be something "different" with this one?
     
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    The symbol with the disc and the slash through it just means it's CSS protected, which most DVDs have been since they were introduced. Macrovision has put additional protection on newer titles though that makes them harder to rip on a computer; Sony has a similar system that they seem to have developed themselves on their new titles. Again, it just amounts to annoyances for paying customers.
     
  5. Eric Huffstutler

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    I am bringing this thread back to the top since I got no real reply to my problem. i even contacted Universal/Dreamworks several times via their e-mail and got no reply???

    Eric
     
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    Sorry I cant help you, but I will say any disc playing problems Ive had, were always on a Toshiba player.
     
  7. MarkHastings

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    Same here. My original 1997 Toshiba had problems with a lot of the newer discs as well as audio problems on a TON of discs.

    It (most likely) is a software issue with the player. That's what was wrong with mine. They suggested a software update, but it was just cheaper to buy a new one at that point.


    p.s. If you look at other thread, there are lots of people that have problems with early (i.e. 1997-ish) Toshibas.
     
  8. RandyMathis

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    I saw the movie.

    Consider yourself lucky.
     

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