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DVD recorder has stopped recording

After year of good service my Sony RDR-VX500 has ceased recording even though the red recording light is on. Using Sony DVD-R media. There is no data being transferred to the media. Player works without a problem. Also found unable to transfer VHS to DVD with same symptom. Final there any encryption issue when downloading a movie from cable TV? Have d/l a number over the years, but thought maybe this could be the problem with these recent unsuccessful attempts? Any idea what might be going on? Thanks for any ideas.

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Re: DVD recorder has stopped recording

I have two rdr vx500's neither one will record on dvd-r (even sony brand!) yet they used to work on -r's Now they will still work on - or + rw and +r. I suggest you do what I am going to do. NEVER BUY SONY PRODUCTS AGAIN

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

Re: DVD recorder has stopped recording

Make sure the DVD-R is 8x or SLOWER. They are difficult to find these days. The unit will not not give any specific warning when a faster disc is used, it just doesn't work. The burner is simply an IDE drive, so it is upgradeable, should you wish to risk that route.

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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