Written on: 05/09/2002 by Nateway.
I've owned this Toshiba SD-3108 dvd player since early 1999. It's worked great until recently (with advances in digital video and DVD formatting), many new DVD's of movies with special effects and advanced cinematics are formatted in 'dual-layer'. The Toshiba SD-3108 will only read single-layer. If you're lucky, the back of the movie DVD box will say, "Dual-layer formatting" or something of that nature. If it does, don't rent it unless you have the firmware upgrade. It seems that most movie... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2002 by mr376.
Had been very happy with the Toshiba SD-3108 DVD player until recently but many movies simply won't play in this machine. Be wary of purchasing this machine. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2002 by Mark.
DVD is a standard, just like VHS. This player is not compliant and never was. Someone should start a class-action lawsuit because Toshiba will not stand behind their product. Mine is out of warranty and they say they won't do anything. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2002 by elwisc.
The Toshiba SD-3108 is a very costly DVD player. I paid approximately $480 US dollars a few years ago. I thought purchasing the player with the most features, will keep it from getting outdated. Currently, many new DVDs are recorded with new formats not compatible with this one. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2001 by Marco.
I had problems playing Gladiator, Shrek, MI 2 in my DVD. It can not play Gladiator and MI 2 (those were news DVD) and with SHREK it even got unused from the remote control or buttons, I had to disconnect it to eject the disk.
Reading this problem is common I feel hopeless since I read it was dificult to get help from Toshiba in the US so you can imagine here at Central America (Guatemala City).
I asked the local dealer who sold it to me, but they told me they can not do anything.
If... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2001 by Kevin.
Firmware / "Check Disk" error for Toshiba SD-3108 DVD player.
For anyone who has the "check Disk" problem with their Toshiba SD-3108, here is what happened to me & how I solved it. Maybe it will help you too (sorry it's kinda long).
The story starts when we bougt the Gladiator DVD. We put it in our SD-3108 & got the infamous "check disk" error. So, first thing I did was log on the net to see if anyone else had this problem. I found out from reading various sites on the net that the... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2000 by Joe.
Tosiba updated the firmware for free and it's like new again.
They even paid for shipping one way!! (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2000 by Robert.
An excellent machine were it not for it's inability to play some DVD's. What good is a DVD player if it doesn't play DVD's? (read more)
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