Question about Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player
THE DOOR ON THIS CD RECORDER WILL NOT OPEN ON THE
RECORD SIDE, AND I NEED SOME INFO ON WHERE TO TAKE
THIS PHILIPS RECORDER TO GET IT CHECK OUT, I AM IN THE
HUNTSVILLE ALA USA THANK YOU WC OWENS
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cd not reading
This happens sometime when the drop
down menu in the recording program is
not set correctly for the dvd recorder it
may be set for another recording device
or the dvd player. If this in not the case
try removelng the dvd recorder in device
manager and leting it reinstall
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
SOURCE: won't record
I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.
As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).
Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Will it read audio cd's? Sounds like you need a new laser unless you have access to a philips COMPair system to diagnose / realign it.
Posted on Jan 15, 2008
When setting the record timer make sure that PDC / VPS is switched OFF.
PDC - Programme Delivery Control / VPS - Video Programming System is designed to allow for late starting or running programmes. Not all channels support PDC/VPS, so the recorder may be waiting for a PDC/VPS signal which isn't there.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
SOURCE: Philips DVD Recorder
I may be a bit late but I just upgraded my firmware. I downloaded the zip file and burned it as per the instructions with Nero Burning Rom. This may help. Visit the Philips website and search for your Dvd recorder there.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
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