To play CDs go to CD PLAYER option before inserting the CD. Once the screen appears gently push the CD in untill the loading mechanism takes it (about 7/8ths of the way in).
The CD will start to play automatically. To control playback, the buttons to the right hand side of the screen can be used. If available, the ENCORE will pick up CD text, or the CD Artst, Album name and track titles from the online database.
Some rarer, or magazine sourced CDs, may not have data available on the Internet.
This is an issue with the online database not being complete and no fault of the ENCORE.