When I try to formatting a Disc, and I have tried
What you have is a disc finalising error; it was a known issue with one of the chipsets fitted to the DVR1600 when using some brands of DVD+R. CyberHome eventually released a firmware update which addressed the issue along with a few other problems.
Unfortunately, CyberHome appear to no longer exist: their website certainly does not so the firmware update you'd need will not be easy to find.
You have three options available:-
1. Post an appeal on a suitable forum such as http://www.videohelp.com/ Some of their members certainly downloaded the firmware back in 2005 and you may be lucky enough to find someone who still has it lurking in the dusty corners of their pc hard drive.
2. Try using DVD-R instead from a well known major brand. Your machine is compatible with these and it's certainly worth trying as that's the most widely compatible format for all DVD movie recorders. Machines like yours use older technology and so it was primarily designed to use -R. Compatibility with +R was a later
"bolt-on" to the original package. I would also have advised that you try different brands of +R but as you state "I have tried a few" it seems as if you've done this already.
3. Retire the machine to use for playback only and buy a new recorder. There have been considerable improvements in the technology of both recordable discs and the hardware over the last five years and you'll find that a new drive will be faster and more reliable than your CyberHome model was. Your current unit was a budget model built down to a price so when it was made around five years ago it was excellent value as it used older technology and it's done very well to last this long.
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Oct 24, 2009 |