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Not recording our sony rdrvx555

We haven't used our unit for awhile. We are following the directions, but no light goes on to show that it's transferring from the vcr to dvd. It doesn't work when we push the vcr botton to record. It plays vcrs and dvds fine though.

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SOURCE: DVD recorder has stopped recording

Make sure the DVD-R is 8x or SLOWER. They are difficult to find these days. The unit will not not give any specific warning when a faster disc is used, it just doesn't work. The burner is simply an IDE drive, so it is upgradeable, should you wish to risk that route.

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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SOURCE: I 'Finalized' the DVD but cannot play on another player

Does the machine record on to + or - DVDR?
If it does both try each type. Also try high quality discs, some of the cheaper types won't work. Try it on different speeds too.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: After recording the DVD player, wont play on any other player

You need to "finalize" the dvd you created - usually on the machine that you created it on. The SONY RDR-VX525 finishes recording, then you have to go to the system menu and follow the prompts to do the "finalize". As it's finalizing, it should the word finalize on the front panel display. It'll run about a minute or two and then just stop without telling you what it did. It should be ready to play on any dvd player.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder / VCR Combo - cannot format DVD+R

is it possible to record dvd+r?
is this machine not only dvd-R

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

SOURCE: My Sony RDR-VX530 VCR/DVD player/recorder just stops playing

play a lens cleaner cd in it,,, it will work smoothly

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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How can I change my Sony RDR-VX530 to a multi region DVD planer?


Hello,

Follow the below instructions closely;

1. In order for this hack to work, you will have to send an infra-red code to your player with a OneForAll remote such as the OneForAll 6 (or URC7560) or OneForAll 4 (or URC7740) or OneForAll 4 Digital, or One For All 5 Digital (or URC 7555) with the following instructions:

* Press the DVD button
* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 0 5 3 3

2. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the System-Menu option
3. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Setup option
4. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Options option
5. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Command-Mode option
6. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the DVD1 option
7. On the official Sony remote, set the DVD1 option for the Command-Mode switch, under the sliding cover
8. Verify that both the official Sony remote control and your OneForAll remote control can power off and on your DVD player
9. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:

* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the Magic button once
* Configure your remote using the setup code 1 8 9 or 0 0 1 8 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the 1 button once, a double LED flash should occur

10. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:

* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the Magic button once
* Configure your remote using the setup code 2 5 5 or 0 0 2 5 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the 2 button once, a double LED flash should occur

11. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:

* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the Magic button once
* Configure your remote using the setup code 0 9 5 or 0 0 0 9 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the 3 button once, a double LED flash should occur

12. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:

* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the Magic button once
* Configure your remote using the setup code 2 2 1 or 0 0 2 2 1 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the 4 button once, a double LED flash should occur

13. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:

* Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
* Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the Magic button once
* Configure your remote using the setup code 0 7 9 or 0 0 0 7 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
* Press the 5 button once, a double LED flash should occur

14. Place your DVD player into Standby mode
15. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time
16. Your DVD player should show the words TIMER OK
17. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time
18. Your DVD player should return itself to Standby mode
19. Remove the batteries for significant period of time to wipe the programmed codes on your OneForAll remote

Good luck.

Jan 14, 2011 | Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Sony dvd recorder will not open


Hi there,

Well while the unit is on and the Welcome is frozen push and hold in the power on button for about 15 seconds or so until the power goes off. Then release the power button. The unit will go on and the Welcome will eventually blink and the unit will eventually cycle into power off with just the clock showing. Then unplug the power and wait, unplugged for a few days to let the memory capacitor discharge..... If further you have the same problem then you need to repair it....... Please post comments for further help or information...........

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Problems with Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder....I HAVE THE ORIGINAL REMOTE FOR THIS UNIT AND IT WILL NOT CONTROL IT...BNUT WHEN I POINT IT AT A SONY T.V. IT WILL WORK ON THAT UNIT????


Try changing the "command mode" switch on bottom right corner of remote. Setting 3 is the default code. This setting must match the setting in the system setup menu.

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Sony vx 535 will not record dvd from direct tv channels. It shows that it is recording except on playback it is all black.


if your using a cable or satelite box it will work but has to be on the channel and powered on. dont change stations or it will record you changing the stations

Jul 09, 2009 | Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Is it possible to record one show, while watching another ??


You need to put a cable splitter on the cable. One side goes to the TV. The other side goes to the recorder. The output of the recorder goes to one of the alternate inputs on the TV. Set the recorder for whatever channel you want to record using its internal tuner. Use the TV tuner to watch a show live. Later, set the TV input to whatever you connected the recorder output to and watch your recording. You will probably need to do this to see the recorder menu to set up the recording.

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Magnovox MWR20V6 will not begin recording when it should.


This is more a work-around than a solution, as the unit is failing to function normally; however, having the identical problem I observed that the unit is failing to power on at 2:00 minutes before beginning recording, a necessary step to record to DVD.

My work-around is the following:

1) Set up the timer, inputting necessary date, time, etc. as normal. With the unit still powered on, start the timed recording mode by pressing timer set, as normal. You will see the red clock icon and the DVD logo iluminate on the VFD.

2) Press the Standby-On power button. This will power the unit on in VCR mode. You should at this time be unable to switch from VCR to DVD mode since the DVD is still in timer mode. LEAVE THE UNIT POWERED ON in this manner. The timer will function and the DVD will record normally.

I have no clue why my unit suddenly forgot how to power up on its own in order to record to DVD. If anyone has an answer for that one please post!

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JVC DRM10 DVD Recorder Problem


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The solution to hold the pause button for 5 seconds is a winner. Just make sure you press the DVD button first. This doesn't work in VCR mode. This button is on the actual unit, NOT the remote. Thanks for this help.

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