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Sylvania SRDV495 DVD-VHS

I am having trouble trying to copy a VHS tape to a DVD-R. It keeps giving me a error message that it is the wrong disc and needs formatting. What can I do to record my VHS tapes to A DVD disc? which disc should I really be using. The book of instructions I have tried to follow but never turns out as a copy. I tried to call Sylvania themselves but the product they said was made for especially for Sears and Sears does not have technicians for this type of help. Can you help, I am desperate. joan_l_doria@aon.com

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  • dick32 Nov 18, 2007

    I bought Maxell dvd-r at 8x and they did not work, I bought maxel dvd-rw and they did not work. I called sylvania and they told me they would send me a disk to install that would cure my problem but that I should call back to make sure they help me install this disk or I could ruin the srdv495 recorder. I called back again trying to get info why the rw's would not work after they told me to buy these to try and I got a new customer service rep who told me they could not help me because it was a sears product. i called sears and they told me that I had to contact their customer service people because their reg people know nothing about such problems. I tried to get through but to no avail. I took it back to where I bought it (second had store) he claims he will make it work or give me my money back. I will not hold my breath on this point. can you help me work these 4 x disks, both r and rw type from maxell. oh. I forgot, the three disks that came with the package, (new unopened) were dvd-r 4x maxel disks and they worked great, why wont the ones bought at office depot at the same speed, work.can you help me. rsa1932@earthlink.net

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I have the same unit, a SRDv495 and have also been having
a bad time getting dvd's that will work in my machine. I also
bought mine from Sears. I have found one that works every
time and that is a MAXWELL DVD-RW. The trick I think is
the speed of the DVD, so you need to use the ones that have
Up to Max 2X, 4.7 GBgo, 2 Hrs. I find these work every time.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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I have the same unit and I find that it doesn't like certain brands of discs. I actually gave up and started using dvd-rw discs and just copying them again with my computer if I want to keep a recording. I mostly just use it to record TV. Also, make sure that the VHS you are trying to copy isn't copy protected, that can give you errors as well.

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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