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Finalizing disc I had a Sanyo DRW500. I recorded shows on DVD+R and didn't finalize my discs afterwards. I no longer have the unit but own a Magnavox VCR/DVD recorder. It will not play my discs. My manual states that it will read +R discs. Is it because I didn't finalize the discs afterwards? If this is the problem, would I be able to finalize them if I was to purchase the same unit again? Or can they be finalized on the unit I have now and if possible, how do I do this.

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Try finalizing on the unit you have now. or find some one with a Magnavox to do it on or even a PC

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