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If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message "Playback prohibited by area
limitations." will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labeled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
Example of discs that the player
cannot play
The player cannot play the following discs:
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than
those recorded in the format listed on the
previous page.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD Audios
Also, the player cannot play the following
• A DVD VIDEO with a different region
• A disc recorded in a color system other than
NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM (this player
conforms to the NTSC color system).
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive of cellophane
tape or a sticker still left on it.
• DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
• Copy-Once programs recorded on CPRM*
compatible DVD-Rs.
* CPRM; Content Protection for Recordable Media
is a coding technology that protects copyright for
Copy-Once programs.
• Notes about DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs
Rs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs cannot be played on this
player due to the recording quality or physical
condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the
recording device and authoring software.
The disc will not play if it has not been correctly
finalized. For more information, see the operating
instructions for the recording device. Note that
some playback functions may not work with some
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, even if they have been
correctly finalized. In this case, view the disc by
normal playback. Also some DATA CDs created
in Packet Write format cannot be played.
• Music discs encoded with copyright protection
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side
with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
Note on playback operations of
Some playback operations of DVDs and
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this player plays
DVDs and VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed,
some playback features may not be available.
Also, refer to the instructions supplied with
the DVDs or VIDEO CDs.
This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision, and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is


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