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Playback stops after 45 secs

Several times recently the playback has stopped after 45 secs after recording a program using Video Plus and DVD-R discs. Playback starts and then stops and I'm unable to play the whole recording. This doesn't happen everytime but usually when something is worth recording. I've tried reloading and starting playback again but without success. Could anyone advise please.

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Re: Playback stops after 45 secs

My advise is that you need to take that set to qualified techn for repairs.

Posted on Jan 27, 2007

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Bush dvr3006 will play audio disks but wont play any dvd ! just says load for ages then turns off or no disk ! help please ?

These are the formats your DVR will or will not play.
  • Blu Ray Playback: No
  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DTS Decoder: No
  • DVB-C: No
  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: No
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
  • DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder
  • DVD+R Playback: Yes
  • DVD+R Recording: Yes
  • DVD+RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD+RW Recording: Yes
  • DVD-R Playback: Yes
  • DVD-R Recording: Yes
  • DVD-RAM Playback: No
  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD-RW Recording: Yes
  • DVI Interface: No
  • DivX Playback: No
  • Double Layer Recording: No
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
  • HD-DVD Playback: No
  • HD-DVD Recording: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
  • HDTV: No
  • IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
  • Integrated VCR: No
  • MP3 Recording: No
  • MPEG4 Recording: No
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Number of Scart Interfaces: 1
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Progressive Scan: No
  • Real Dolby: AC3
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Show View: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Super Audio CD Playback: No
  • Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
  • Table / Portable: Table
  • USB Interface: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
  • xD-Picture Card: N

May 24, 2014 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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When attempting to record on a new blank dvd (-R), I receive an error code c1300 for a dirty disc. I have cleaned several discs and all stop after a minute or so, followed by the message dirty disc with...

the burn laser is dirty clean it using a laser disc cleaner avaliable from all good electronics shops that sell tv and audio decks hers a picture of what they look like


Dec 28, 2010 | Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder

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Panasonic DVD recorder #DMR-EH65. It will accept a blank dvd then go into read,I can hear the lens assembly go back and fort several times,then it says disc error.Did the lens life expire?

Hello timmy: The recording process on the dvd recorder side is done is done by a seperate lens from the playback, so there could be something wrong with the writable side of the optical assembly, another thing to consider trying is the cleaning disc if you haven't tried this, another brand of blank disc and finally a firmware update is available from panasonic for the specific model you have, I don't know if you have updated it but here is the overall description: DMR-EH55 DVD Recorder Firmware Update
  • Version UP-317
  • Compatible Models DMR-EH55S
  • Issues Addressed Issues Addressed
    1. Corrects DVD Recorder hang-up or freezing during DVD playback caused by connection to Scientific Atlanta cable box model # 3250.
    2. Resolves U71 error message caused by HDMI connection to Philips TV.
    3. Improves DVD-Video playback of DVD+RW discs.
    4. Prevents DVD Recorder from turning on Panasonic TV's power by HDAVI control (EZ Sync) when connected with HDMI at completion of copying or finalizing.
    5. Resolves SET CLOCK MANUALLY tab being grayed out after a power failure.
I hope this is helpful and the update is available from, all you need is to type the model number in the search windows after you click the support option. Thanks!

Jul 12, 2010 | Panasonic DMRES20D DVD Recorder

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What is +vr and how do I remove it

VR mode or Video Recording mode is a feature on stand-alone consumer and computer DVD recorders that allows video recording and editing on a DVD rewriteable disc.
In VR mode, users can create and rename titles for the scenes. Also, if a scene is deleted, the space allocated by it will be utilized later without the need of reformatting a disc.
If the user would like to record on the same disc again in later time, on VR mode, users may eject the disc and it will not be finalized by the recorder until it is manually initiated. For the sake of comparison, any DVD disc recorded in VR's competitor V mode (or Video mode) will be automatically finalized before it is ejected by the recorder. Disc finalization is still required if the disc formatted for VR mode will be played in another DVD player.
Currently, users can only record in VR mode with the use of DVD-RW, DVD-RAM and DVD+RW discs, (updated in 2000 to accommodate DVD-R (General)) [DVD players marked “RW compatible” and “DVD Multi” can play DVD-VR recorded discs] and on some recorders, also on hard-disk drives.
Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD also support VR mode-like features.

Accordingly when DVD recorders became a viable option the features offered by <Video Mode> were minimal - the linear structure did not allow post recording editting or non-linear playback. Thus the DVD Forum devised Video Recording (VR) mode.

Unlike DVD-Video this uses a much simplier file structure that allows non-linear modification to the recorded data. This means features such as partial erase, editting, playlists, simulataneous record/playback, mixing of different media types (JPEG, MPEG1/2/4, MP3, WMA, WMV etc) and, in future models, dual record are all possible."

That basically summerises the differences: video is a linear recording that should end up DVD-Video compatible, VR is a digital recording mode that allows HDD-like functionality on disc.

Do you need to always be able play your recorded DVD-RW discs on other DVD Players? If yes you have to use Video Mode, although some players will play VR mode discs, and you can test this easily by giving it a go.

The main differences are:

DVD Video mode on DVD-RW

Plus points: Provides good compatibility (70% plus). That’s the only plus, plain and simple.

Negative Points: Only simple linear editing possible, really just hiding a title. You can reuse space only when you delete the last title or completely reformat but lose everything in the process. No defect management. Requires finalisation to play in other DVD Players. No possibility of time-slip, i.e. recording and playing back at the same time.

DVD VR mode (Video Recording)

Plus points: Better use of recording rates by having intermediate resolutions. Defect management so reliable. Time-slip on 2 speed media if supported by the recorder, allowing record and playback at the same time. Non-linear editing. Any space freed is reused automatically (think hard-drive or Mini-Disc) and added to the remaining time.

Negative Points: Not very compatible with existing DVD Players, plain and simple.

Of course if you have a hard-drive based recorder then all the negatives are wiped out, as you use VR mode on the hard-drive which gives you all the pluses of VR mode, then record to DVD-RW in Video Mode to give you the compatibility to play the disc elsewhere.
- A recording on DVD-RAM will always use VR mode
- A recording on DVD-R will always use Video mode
- A recording on DVD-RW can be either Video or VR depending which is set before the recording is made.
- A recording to DVD+RW or DVD+R will always use Video mode
- Many HDD/DVDR combi recorders will record to the HDD in VR mode and allow you to dub (digitally) to DVD-R in Video mode.

Here is your manual:

Jan 10, 2009 | Philips DVDR3545V/37

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Need manual for Funai SV2000 Model#WV20V6

Visit and under manual type your model to download pdf.

Jan 06, 2009 | Funai TruTech DVDVCR Dual Recorder

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Dvd keeps reading no disc

It can be several reasons
1. Disk is upside down
2. Lens is durty. You will need to use CD/DVD cleaning disk for that
3. Disk is having diffrent region code or recorded in diffrent formate (for instance player playback disk recorded in NTSC, and you trying to playback disk in PAL formate)
4.Disk is recorded at higher speed (for instanse player markered X16, but disk is recorded at X24)
Good Luck

Dec 24, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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My JVC DR-MV7 will play most DVDs and even record, but recently, it stopped being able to finalize. After I get the message saying "finalization has failed," I can't even play the DVD anymore - thus losing...

My JVC DR-MV7 will not accept any disc for playback. I insert a movie disc and it consistently rejects them. After about 15 to 20 attempts, sometimes it will stay and begin reading the disc. It also sounds like some internal components are encountering some resistance (moving parts inside?). Any ideas?

Nov 27, 2008 | JVC DR-MV7 DVD Recorder/VCR

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No Instruction Manual

1. Insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD deck and
close the disc tray.
2. Insert the VHS video tape you wish to copy into
the VCR deck.
3. Find the place on the VHS tape from which you
want to start dubbing using the PLAY, FF, REW
and PAUSE functions. For best results, pause
playback at the point from which you want to
4. Press the DUBBING button on the Remote
Control or DUB on the front panel.
The Dubbing menu appears.
5. Use the arrow keys to select the desired Record
Mode: EP, LP, SP or XP.
6. Select [Dubbing] then press ENTER or DUBBING
to start copying.
7. To stop dubbing at any other time, press STOP (x).
Dubbing will stop automatically when the VHS tape ends.

Mar 01, 2008 | Insignia IS-DVD1001 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Will not playback get error message Please Check Disc

i have a r136 , have you got the dvd discs u need ? i had the wrong format .

eg, dvd+rw needed dvd-rw

if not and there re-recordables they dont work after a few recordings and u need a new disc.

Dec 05, 2007 | Samsung DVD-R130 DVD Recorder

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Zenith xbr411 DVD recorder

See the manual, page 8:

What are “Recording modes”? for DVD-RW
There are two recording modes available using this
recorder: VR mode and Video mode. When recording to
a DVD-R disc, recordings are always in Video mode.
DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording
or Video mode recording.
VR mode recording
• 4 different picture quality/recording time settings available
(SP, LP, EP, XP)
• Not playable on regular DVD players
• Recordings can be extensively edited
• Total number of titles on the disc should be less than
Video mode recording
• 4 different picture quality/recording time settings available
(SP, LP, EP, XP)
• Playable on regular DVD players (after finalizing)
• Limited editing features
• Total number of titles on the disc should be less than
Note :
DVD-Video Format (Video mode) is a new format for
recording on DVD-R/RW discs that was approved by
the DVD Forum in 2000. You may therefore experience
problems playing recordable DVD discs in some players.
Symptoms include video artifacts, audio and/or
video dropouts and playback suddenly stopping.
Our company cannot take responsibility for problems
playing discs recorded on this VCR/DVD Recorder in
other players.

May 24, 2007 | Zenith XBR411 DVD Recorder/VCR

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