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Can the Playstation 2 play DVD-R discs?

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Bobby Garfield

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Posted December 16 2003 - 12:08 PM

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.


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   R Benson

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Posted December 16 2003 - 12:47 PM

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

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted December 16 2003 - 03:49 PM

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.

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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   R Benson

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Posted December 16 2003 - 11:51 PM

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

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Chad A Wright

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Posted December 17 2003 - 02:58 AM

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

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   JeremySt



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Posted December 18 2003 - 03:38 AM

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

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Nathan Porteous

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Posted December 18 2003 - 01:22 PM

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

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted December 19 2003 - 10:28 AM

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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