My old fisher DVD player

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  1. EricTut

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    Hi all-

    Okay, so I got an old (1999) Fisher brand DVD player. Yeah, its cheap. I got it from a friend for free, so its been acceptable until recently.

    One time a while back, I think it was some Adam Sandler film, and the DVD wouldnt play. Complained about me trying to play a region 1 disc in a non region 1 player. So, I got fed up, ditched it for a VHS tape of the same movie.

    Last night, rented bad boys 2. Same thing! So I looked at the back of my player, has the little region icon with a 1 in the middle. Region 1- america. Where I is. Makes sense. Disc says- region 1. What the heck?

    I played lost of other DVDs on this thing, so I looked at the cover jackets in the rental store, all non region sensitive discs.

    So 2 questions- Anyone know if I can correct this issue on my player? And, what should I look for to avoid this in the future?

    Its the most ridiculous anti piracy scheme ever concocted, honestly.

    Thanks in advance guys.

    EricT
     
  2. Ted Lee

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    not sure what you mean there. if you live in america, and are renting dvd's, then they're all region 1.
     
  3. EricTut

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    Hey Ted-

    yeah, most DVDs work fine. I have had scratched DVDs not play before, but they act differently than this. The bad boys 2 dvd was very very new.

    Some DVDs have the region encoding on em, some dont. Star Wars Episode 2- doesnt have it. Plays fine.

    I am not in a great financial sitch right now, but the weak link in my system is definately the DVD player. It needs to happen, I just wish it were on my terms instead of my cranky Fisher DVD players terms.

    I doubted I could do anything about it, but thought I would ask anyways, see if anyone ever heard of this issue.

    Thanks though,

    Eric
     

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