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Sylvania dvr90vf i've been using my unit for couple of years, mainly to record vhs tapes, play dvd's, and to dub personal vhs tapes to dvd. i've used the comp usa dvd-r, 4.7 gb, 120 min.dvd, and no problem. just recently i have not been able to do any dubbing using the compusa dvd-r. the screen says disc error, #54037380, whatever that means. i called funai and they had no record of this model. it is old. i've been using new dvd's both compusa and maxell dvd-r and the same error message. i love this unit. HELP!! any suggestions?

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  • tabgbailey Feb 01, 2009

    I am having the same problem. Tried 3 different DVD brands. Use to work using Maxwell DVDs. Also, used a DVD unit clearn. Still no luck.



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SOURCE: dubbing vhs to dvd

Most commercial tapes have anti-copying feature imbedded in the signal. Often this is a kind of "burp" in the horizontal synch signal. I don't know if they are still available but a few years ago my boss obtained a "horizontal stabilization" box that did the trick for most tapes. We actually used it for legitimate image stabilization when using tapes with older video projectors. It cost (about 7 years ago) around $40.00 and was purchased at a little electronics parts store.

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From comments posted on the Internet by other Sylvania users with a similar problem, I  learned that I had to use a 4X DVD-R (the ones I had been trying to record on were 16X). And I found that Office Depot sells the sometimes hard-to-find 4X format, so that's where I'm headed right after lunch.  Thanks.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: VHS to DVD dubbing

Press the 'DVD' button then 'Input' button at the top of the remote until 'Line1' or 'Line2' input is selected. I messed with this for quite a while until I finally looked at Sony's web site which states this.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: dubbing vhs to dvd

Please thank Stu for scanning this. I have uploaded the manual to my personal web page. Just click the link and the word document will download. (why is it so hard to record with this thing? Shouldn't there just be one button? Broksonic has taken years off my life, but not anymore)

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OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
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• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
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B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
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when selecting the starting point.
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C] to stop the
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