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Unable to record on DVD-R Disc with my EWR20V4

My recorder keeps giving me a error msg with a 1x-16x disc. I have been unable to locate the disc 1x-4x. Im getting very frustrated with this unit. Radio Shack, Staples & Walmart all have told me the same thing "the 1x-16x disc should work with your unit. Can you help me with this problem or help me locate some 1x-4x discs. Thanks

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I cannot record on my Emerson either and I am wondering what I should do at this point? Do I have to dispose of the unit and all the DVD's that I have recorded or is there an upgrade that will allow me to keep my unit and the Hundreds of DVD that I have?

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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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I put in a new disc to record and ( and get "Recording error, can not record on this disc." E 4 54039000. Seems like it doesn' want to format as usual. This just started about a 2 weeks...


E4 error code means that the disc isn't being read, because the unit is dirty or the optical eye is going out .You have to get a cleaning kit and then proceed.

you may try this:
unplug from wall, wait 15 minutes, plug back in, and reset the clock,
or
The disc must be DVD-R with an R4.7 under the logo and they MUST be 4X or 8X specific .... the cannot be 1X - 8X or 1X - 16X or note up to 16X .... the disc box must state 4X or 8X ONLY .... and yes they are hard to find for sure

Mar 16, 2011 | Toshiba DR570 DVD Recorder

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I can't record with my DVD player on 1x-16x DVDs


This unit is too old and too basic to handle 16x speed. However, there is a firmware update for this model DVD/VCR to record on 8x.

All you have to do is call the toll-free number in your manual and request it. They will send you an update disc.

Here is the basic procedure after you receive the update disc:

1. Turn on your TV and your combo unit. The tray should be closed. The unit must be in DVD mode.

2. Quickly press the sequence CM Skip, 6, 5, 4 (This will switch it into firmware update mode. The tray will eject automatically.)

3. Insert the disc and push the tray back in.


4. The update will begin. It will take approx. 2-3 minutes. It will tell you when it is complete and eject the tray.

5. When it is done, remove the disc, but DO NOT close the tray. It will go back in later. Turn the power off.

6. Wait a few minutes and when the tray goes back in wait about another 10 seconds and then you may turn the unit back on.

Firmware update procedure is now completed.

Sep 11, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Cannot record on 16X DVD-R


You will need to call Funai 1 800 605 8457 give them your brand / model number and expose your problem - they should be able to send you an upgrade disc but it will cost you -
If you want my advice - you DO NOT need a 16x disc inside a DVD recorder - the optical drives used on DVD recorders and even worse a Funai drive are quite bad as it is in terms of writing strats for higher speeds - you are better off recording at 8x on a 16x disc.this will provide better burns ( lower PIE/PIF errors and jitter %).


Aug 25, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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DVD Recorder tells me it cannot record on disc


You can't use 16x or anything that says 1x-16x or 1x-4x.
The 4X speed DVD-R are difficult to find. (Tried Office Depot,OfficeMax, Staples, Microcenter,Best Buy and Walgreens!) Finally found Princo brand at checkoutstore.com
http://www.checkoutstore.com/Princo-4X-DVD-R-4-7GB-White-Top-p/prin4wt.htm
They worked great!

Jan 06, 2009 | Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR

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Dvd do not record


The unit is saying that its an "Un-format disc" problem. Is this the only error code you are getting? Also, what types of DVDs are being used? As in, DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD-RW and what speeds? 1x 2x 4x 8x 16x?

Apr 04, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Emerson EWR20V4 that wont record DVD's


Sure, My suggestion is to call 1-800-605-8453, They will be glad to help you with that error code!
Good luck

Jan 29, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Recording DVD-RW


Make sure the discs you are using are the same as the ones listed as compatible in the manual:

• DVD-RW ver. 1.1 / 1x / 1x to 2x, ver. 1.2 /
2x to 4x / 2x to 6x
• DVD-R ver. 2.0 /1x / 1x to 4x /
1x to 8x / 1x to 16x, ver. 2.1 / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD+RW 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 3.3x to 8x
• DVD+R 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD-RAM ver. 2.0 / 2x, ver. 2.1 / 2x / 2x to
3x / 2x to 5x, ver. 2.2 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x
• DVD-R DL ver. 3.0 / 2x to 4x
• DVD+R DL 2.4x / 2.4x to 8x

Any brand can be used.

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Toshiba d-r4su won't finalize


to clear "error 14", press the "display" button on the remote control - this has worked every time my toshiba has an error 14 message

Sep 14, 2007 | Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder

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EWR20V5 DVD Recording Error


The disc must be DVD-R with an R4.7 under the logo and they MUST be 4X or 8X specific .... the cannot be 1X to 8X or 1X to 16X or note up to 16X .... the disc box must state 4X or 8X ONLY .... and yes they are hard to find for sure.....

Aug 24, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Emerson DVD recorder EWR20V4 My DVD Recorder will not record on DVD-r or DVD-rw disc of any brand.Displays can not record on this disc. Shows E24 At the bottom of diplay.


The problem is likely that you are using 8x/2x media. Though the booklet does not say it, the burner does not support anything above 4x for DVD-R and 1x for DVD-RW. Calling their tech support can (possibly) get an update for this problem. Otherwise, the burner cannot use anything but outdated media.

May 14, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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