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Sorry I know very little about the dvd side but my experience with several VCRs is they need cleaning sometimes just like audio tape recorders and players need cleaning. Early in my days of VCR ownership the engineer I used was sick of seeing me and taught me how to clean the heads, guides and rollers myself to restore performance and help prevent tapes being chewed. Head cleaning tapes simply did not reach the parts needing cleaning though the the wet type sometimes helped.

A VCR might work normally for several months and then suddenly it would happen again. Sometimes I needed to do a clean several times in a month. I did have a Sharp VCR once and that had something called an idler reel that would "suddenly" need replacing (several times) due to chewed tapes but other than that manual cleaning did the job every time.

Later VCRs were fitted with a self cleaner that worked well and meant there was no trouble for a long time but when the self cleaner became loaded with filth they actually made matters worse.
Matter of interest, I use clean newspaper and methylated spirit for cleaning.

Allegro DVD/VCR... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

I did find a manual for the abv341 manual...perhaps there something here that might help you:


Allegro DVD/VCR... | Answered on Jul 02, 2017

Code Numbers for TV
Lg/golstar..................1 or 2
Zenith.........................1 or 2 or 3
Samsung..................6 or 7
Sony...........................8 or 9

Hold down "TV POWER BUTTON"....while holding hold button press above number for your TV.

Allegro DVD/VCR... | Answered on Jan 02, 2017

They are correct! Unless, and in some cases, one can buy another unit of the same make/model (such as I had to do with a Magnovox), to finalize the discs. This is not always possible with each brand. My suggestion, would be to get a cheap one at Walmart, try it out, and then, if it doesn't work, you can always return it. Just tell the truth, and say it didn't work out for you!

Allegro DVD/VCR... | Answered on Nov 17, 2011

Tries play the DVD disc with another DVD palyers with a well known brand name DVD players units Like Toshiba,Samsung,JVC,Sharp,Sony.Because Allegro brand name by small company,probally dose not share their finalized patent codes with another companies.Try buy a another just a basic DVD player only,cost u like $40 for a brand new one.

Allegro DVD/VCR... | Answered on May 16, 2011

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