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"INF WRITE" message during recording

Hit record once, SP speed should record for 2 hours. Disc NOT full; only records about 15-17 minutes then stops and says "INF WRITE". Using new dvd-r discs. Does this sporadically. Will start again and record a while and stop again. Sometimes records non-stop just fine.

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  • jimviviano May 12, 2009

    i have this problem on non copyright stuff. i get the error on the sony while recording but the disk will play on the computer and not on the SONY RDR-VX525 that i recorded it on which means that i could not finalize it. strange machine!

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This is a copyright protection built in to these units. See page 3 of user manual under Copyright
Any program which is copyright protected will not record

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Hi -

I'll try to explain without confusing you any further, but if anything doesn't make sense, please let me know. The instructions on page 79 are contradictory, which doesn't help very much. The upper part of the page suggests you can create extra space on a DVD+RW disc by deleting titles, while the lower part, in the grey box, states you cannot. The bottom part is actually correct.

I'll split this into two sections - blank/unused and used discs then explore a few scenarios.

Blank/unused discs

A DVD+RW is typically 4.7GB and will record approx. 2 hours of video in SP mode or 4 hours inLP mode. If you record more than one programme, they will appear consecutively in the disc editing menu, and shown as numbered blocks in the Title List. The last block shown will always be 'EMPTY', but the actual size of this block can be all or none of the total capacity of the disc.

If you insert a blank DVD+RW disc into the machine and view the title list, you will see this:


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Although you can't 'record' to a block labelled EMPTY, this doesn't mean you cannot record to this disc. The blank space on the disc precedes the block labelled as 'EMPTY'.

If you then record one programme of 1 hour duration in SP mode. the title list will look like this:


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Once again, although you can't 'record' to the block labelled EMPTY, this doesn't mean this disc is full or that you cannot record anything else on it. The next programme recorder will appear between title 1 and the 'empty' block - as long as there is sufficient space on the disc remaining to record the programme.

If you then record a second programme of 1 hour duration in SP mode. the title list will look like this:


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This disc is now full as 2 hours of video has been recorded in SP mode. However, if you'd only recorded 1 hour in total for these 2 programmes, you would still be able to record another hour of video in SP to this disc. The additional programmes would appear between the last numbered title and the 'empty' block - until the disc is full.

The empty block is always present and you cannot 'get rid of it', but it doesn't mean the disc is full or cannot be recorded on.

Hopefully, this goes some way to explaining it, but I still need need to explain what happens with used / full discs when you want to delete programmes and re-record.

There is a maximum length for messages posted on FixYa and I may be getting close to this, so rather than break off in mid-flow, I will continue the explanation for used discs in another message below this one. I will do this right now, but it will probably take me 20 minutes or so to write part 2, so keep checking back. It will be less confusing if you hold any questions until I've written part 2, but I will be happy to answer any after that.

Regards,
BElectric

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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.
Note for recording to a disc:
• Make sure that the disc is recordable.
1
Hit [SETUP].
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proceed to step 3.
2
Using [
K / L], select “Advanced Setting Menu”.
Hit [ENTER].
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3
Using [
K / L], select “Recording”. Hit [ENTER].
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Using [
K / L], select “Dubbing Mode”. Hit
[ENTER].
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Recording
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Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
VCR DVD
Recording
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
DVD
VCR
DVD-RW DVD-R
VR
DVD-RW
Video
Note
For VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
5
Using [
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6
Hit [SETUP] to exit.
Make sure to select a recording speed using [REC SPEED].
7
Hit [PLAY
B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
• Since it takes about a few seconds before the actual dubbing begins, please allow extra 5 seconds
when selecting the starting point.
8
Hit [DUBBING].
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9
Hit [STOP
C] to stop the
recording.
When you turn off the unit after setting the Dubbing Mode to DVD VCR, the setting will be set to VCR DVD automatically.
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• You cannot change the output mode during VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR duplication.

For VCR to DVD duplication:
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1 Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main
unit to open the tray and insert a disc.
≥Press the button again to close the tray.
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To select with the numbered buttons:
3 Press [REC MODE] to select the
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be overwritten.
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recording.
≥[RAM] You can change the audio being received by pressing
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS IN MY LETTER BELOW.


1. On your remote, find the record mode button; it is near the bottom on the left side. This button sets
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WS-100: 64 MB
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SP mode: Approx. 8 hours 40 minutes
LP mode: Approx. 27 hours 20 minutes

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How to switch the tape speed on Go Video dvd/tape.


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VHS speeds are:
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