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Zenith XBR617 DVD Sometimes doesn't record full time scheduled

I have a permanently timed DVD recording session scheduled for 60 minutes for a day of the week. Lately, rather than recording for the full 60 minutes, it will stop recording before the 60 minutes are up. Tonight it stopped 12 minutes into recording. It's not always the same length of time. I have replaced the DVD-RW with a new one yet the problem still persists.

Anyone have an idea of what's causing this annoying problem?

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  • x002009 Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks for your response DanMart



    Regarding the clock: the clock has the correct time (although it does run a little fast ... need to reset it once or twice a month)



    Regarding to power: Doubt this is it. We haven't had a power interrution is years, if not decades. We were watching the TV on a different channel, and saw no "blips" in the broadcast. Would have expected a quick "jumble" of the image if there were a power issue.

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Sounds like your clock is wackie. SEE if there is a back up [computer type button] battery in a small draw just by the clock or see your manual for directions on where it is. Replace the battery.Do you have interupted electircity in your [brown outs] area ? That shuts down the recording timer and resets it. Your clock is the 1st thing I would check, 2nd is the electricity.




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