Question about Toshiba RD-XS25 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder
I connect scart to back of ferguson ariva combo box and other end of scart into decoder of toshiba hdd unit but I get a message on TV screen saying recording not allowed the unit is two and a half years old. up to october I was recording from aerial and a free to air box with no problems. thank you for your time. james
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Toshiba DVD recorder problem
Generally, this problem is caused by bad sectors or other problems on the hard drive and can be resolved by going into the setup menu and re-formatting the hard drive. Of course, all recordings on the hard drive will be erased, so spin them off to dvd first. Be sure to have unplugged and replugged the unit immediately prior to going into the setup menu (don't try to record anything). If this doesn't work, no-one will repair this unit locally, as it must be returned to Toshiba's(TACP) depot for repair. Best of luck.
Posted on May 15, 2007
SOURCE: HDD Corrupt
I have the XS35 and the HDD drive is curropt. Can I do the following?
1. Download the Toshiba firmware update:
2. Burn the ISO to a CD-R disc. ImgBurn is an excellent free burner for this.
3. Insert the CD in your unit. It will auto-install the firmware. Follow onscreen instructions. Takes about 10 minutes total.
After the update, my existing HDD shows are playable again, and I can record and playback from the HDD. I bet it would be a good idea to periodically backup your shows on DVDs, and regularly reformat the HDD.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
I solved the same problem by disabling SIMPLINK from OPTIONS menu. I own the LG TV myself. The LG TV comes SIMPLINK "ON" as default setting from the factory. Go to MEMU -> OPTIONS -> Turn SIMPLINK to "OFF". This should work....
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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