Question about Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3 DVD Recorder
My unit fails to format DVD's. I'm using DVD+R discs and have two units. The other one works perfect. I have downloaded and installed the latest firmware and that did not help. The unit worked for several weeks before it failed.
I have used my Sony GX300 for a couple of years and love it. I prefer +R blanks. The only occasional problem is the media brand. It will not record Fuji 16X, but will record Fuji 4X, which are rare nowadays. I have used TDK 16X with success, but this week bought TDK "lightscribe" blanks, and the GX300 would not record with them.
Sony should provide an upgrade download for the GX300 but does not. On the internet I have been unable to find a list of suitable brands for this DVD recorder, so I have to take risks when shopping. Fortunately, all blanks can be used for my computer so my money is not really wasted.
It's October, 2009 and in Toronto there has been a shortage of DVD blanks for months. I've been told there will be lots available in December.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
I have the same problem currently. I have successfully recorded to the Sony CM5 in the past from my DVR, but no longer can. I have Comcast and wonder if they have changed the DVR firmware and blocked output. Also some broadcasts have something in the signal to stop recording. I got half of my program done, and can't record the rest on DVD. I will try to DVR local news, then record to the Sony, to see if it's a signal issue or something with the Sony. I haven't tried to record from a VCR.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
You need to get an RDR-HX900 service manual either from sony or from a supplier advertising on the internet. Service manuals typically have step-by-step instructions on replacing individual components
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
maybe the circuit is bad why not try to trace the wire to see where the fault is from but i think its the wire maybe its broken inside.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
You need software upgade for the dvd player. I know a service shop can download and install it. It may be avaiable to customer from customer relations.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
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