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Samsung DVD HR753

I just bought this equipment for the purpose of transfering VHS tapes onto DVD format. I hooked it up as per the diagram and it plays DVDs just fine but it will not record.

The VHS player is hooked up to the HR753 and it plays the VHS tape on the proper AV channel (thus telling me that the HR753 is getting a signal) but as soon as you put in a DVD-R it over-rides the VHS signal, the screen goes blank and it tells you that there is no signal to record. Of course, the first day that I hooked it up the VHS signal continued to show on the screen even after the DVD-R was put into the machine but it gave me a message saying that the TV was not compatible. The next day it started with the first statement even though nothing had been changed!

Now, I am an American who has just moved to Norway so of course the manual is mostly unreadable to me. I thought that maybe I need to record the VHS signal onto the hard drive (HDD) first and then record it onto the DVD afterwards but I could not get any response from the hard drive either.

In short, eveything is hooked up correctly to my knowledge. The DVD player works just fine but sending the VHS signal to be recorded on disc or sent to the hard-drive is unsuccessful. When a DVD-R is placed into the drive there is no indication that the automatic formating has been performed, in fact there is no indication that the machine even realizes that there is a disc in the drive. Pressing the record button receives no (zero, zilch, none) indication or response from the machine whatsoever.

My thoughts on possible solutions:
A: Something really simple that I am not doing in accordance to the instructions enclosed in my unreadable manual (due to language differences). Where do I get an operations manual?
B: DVD-R is not a usable format? I would think that it would tell me on-screen if that was the case but maybe not?
C: The machine is just not working properly and needs to be serviced?
D: Other.

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sound like you have a dirty video head, try cleaning the head with some isopropyl alchol. if it does not fix your problem, then you will have a bad video head. good luck

Posted on Feb 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Samsung DVD-V$357 recorded dvds won't play on other machines

Did you finalize the disk? If not, this should solve your problem. When the disk is finalized you should be able to play it on your computer if you can play other DVDs on it. Some other DVD players can only play specific disks (i.e. DVD-R, DVD+R). This may be another problem.
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Posted on May 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Won't Read blank disc!!

I my DVD-HR735 wont recognise any discs at times, and is getting worse. I've now discovered (out of frustration) that if I tip the front up to between 30-45 degrees, it will play all the discs it says were unreadable. I've started jamming three dvd boxes under the front of the machine when i want to play dvds. 

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SOURCE: How to record a VHS tape to a DVD disc

Read your manual first to make sure the unit will do this.If it does chances are it won't record unless it has a decoder built in.Most VHS tapes have macrovision protection that prevents you from copying them.It will however,record homemade VHS tapes.There are decoders out there you can buy to enable you to copy VHS tapes.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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