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Media after recording only 1 time the unit will not recognize any media, Can't view or record, Tried avery one out there. Is there a firmware upgrade available, or anything I can do?

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There is firmware available on the web, although it's model-specific. 

Most of the problems with this unit are power supply related: under-rated capacitors and lack of heatsinking.  Google the model number, along with the words 'power supply' to get some answers.  Also, the subject is covered elsewhere in this forum.

There's no help from Cyberhome, as they don't exist any more.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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Only uses 2x dvd media, why?

I think that was the current burning speed at the time this unit came out, but you can call the Emerson 800 number & get a firmware upgrade disc ($23 w. S&H, I think) that will allow you to record the "more modern" DVD's. I haven't tried it, as I'm happy with (most of) my huge collection of Maxell's & recently found Fuji -R's & -RW's to work just fine.

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Magnavox SUCKS

Lesson well learned - stay away from Magnavox - they do **** indeed. The problem is that the optical drives used in DVD recorders are of very bad quality and have very outdated firmware that never gets updated like the drives used on your computer - some of these recorders are quite fussy about the brand of media used - which is why there should be an area in your manual with recommended and tested media.

Have you tried using Taiyo Yuden or Vebatim discs ? Most recorders like those - Use 8x and make sure your drive supports the type of disc you are using - some drives support only DVD-R, others DVD+R and DVD-R, etc.

if your magnavox is refusing to use all media you throw at it, it is time to throw that piece of junk - Personally I would have returned the item if I had problems since day 1 and asked for my money back. Indeed their customer support is horrible, they know **** all about technical stuff anyway and will always blame the customers.

Do yourself a favor and get a decent recorder from Sony or Pioneer, with a hard drive.

There is nothing much you can do I'm sorry, there is no firmware you can update so you are stuck with this problem unless you find the magic brand that this drive likes.

Avoid generic or unknown brands, see how it can handle Maxell, TDK, Verbatim or Sony discs.

Best of luck.

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Recording error

Refer to your user manual for error codes and troubleshooting tips.

If you cant find the error code then please kindly forward the following:

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Recording (toshiba dvr player se-r0265

Number SE-R0265 is not a Player. It is the model number of the Remote Control for a player.

However, your question is somewhat generic for all Player/Recorders. First you must use good original manufactures DVD media for recording. TY (Taiyo Yuden) is the Toshiba recommended media in many of its manuals. Verbatim and Fuji are also very good. They are more expensive, but very much worth the extra cost in reliability and headaches. Also, some older recorders will have trouble recording/playing back/finalizing newer 8X or 16X faster media. Try to by 4X and slower media if you are having problems, even with the three recommended above.

Second, DVD-R or R/W media has to be 'Finalized' before it can play on other recorders. DVD media do not. Try using DVD media if you continue to have trouble. Also, there are two recording/format types you can choose to record with on your DVDR Recorder, Video and VR, on -R/W media. Video is automatic Video format only on DVD media and do not need to be formatted (I think) before use or finalized after done recording.
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Finally, Toshiba is know for DVD media sensitivity. Many of their recorders have Firmware upgrades. Be sure you have the latest by looking in your manual to find your Firmware Version, then check out Toshiba's support site for any upgrades. But, start with good media, finalizing -R/W media, using Video disc format, then using DVD media, in this order.

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Screen says cant record copy protected movie

Is this a new problem or has it always been like this? The unit will throw that error message if there's a copy protection flag on the broadcast source.

To make matters worse, there are three flags a broadcaster can set. Copy Always, Copy Once, and Copy Never.

Copy Always and Copy Never are pretty self-explanatory but the Copy Once flag with this unit only works with certain media, namely DVD-RAM and DVD-RW in VR mode with CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media.

Copy Always flag should work with all media. I don't know of any easy way to figure out which broadcasts have which flag but try changing your media and recording mode first.

P.S. You may also want to reset to factory default settings by pressing FF and RW together on the player. Also make sure you're running the latest firmware.

Good Luck!

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This is a common problem with the Lite-on LVW range of DVD recorders due to changes in the construction of more recent DVD R media. It can be solved with a relatively simple firmware upgrade.

Goto :

You'll need to have a blank CD and a CD/DVD writer in the PC you use to download the file.

Follow the instructions on the website to upgrade your firmware, this should then allow you to write to DVD's once again.

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What kind of dvd's can be used in this dvd player?

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