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Cannot record onto DVD

I have a Toshiba D-VR610KU video recorder combo. I have not been able to record on any DVD media except using HP DVD-R 8X. No other brands or speeds seem to work,I keep getting error code E4 54039000, what does this mean??

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  • favjon Feb 15, 2009

    I went onto the Toshiba web site and found out there is a problem with the model D-VR610 thus it will not record a digital over-the-air broadcast program because it determines the program to be copy protected. I have tried to record using many brands of DVD media such as Maxwell, Sony, JVC, Memorex +R, -R, and in each case I get the error code E4 54039000. The only DVD disk that seems to work is the HP DVD-R 8X, of which I'm having trouble finding in stores. I plan on calling Toshiba to find out when they will be providing the firmware to upgrade the recorder to correct the problem. I hope I'm on the right track.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    cannot record on my dvd recorder from comcast box hdc 4250, hooked up to brand new samsung hd tv. when you try to record a dvd you get the error, cannot record hdmi blocked. I tried all hookups still cannot record. I am sure comcast has it blocked . Any suggestions on a better hook up.I have a sansui vhs/dvd recorder. I can record vhs but cannot record dvd's.



  • truetoearth Feb 20, 2009

    no matter how many times i've read the manual and followed the instructions recording so far,has been impossible..even when formatting a dvd disk,,it says its loading,and should say..formatting....i am seriously thinking of returning the unit..if it won't work,i'm wasting my money..not as easy as it should be

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    when recording from tv onto dvd sometimes cuts out get code e41 power failure when there isnt a power failure


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We are borrowing the unit and do not have the user manual. we cannot figure out how to record a self made vhs to a dvd. how do we do it? please help, its for a project that is due tomorrow.

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    ronnzo Dec 16, 2012

    push the setup button. goto general setting. goto recording. goto dubbing mode. checkmark VCR-DVD, if that is how you are recording. Back out of the setup and put your VCR to the point that you want to begin recording. Use a Blank disc, or one with enough space to complete your recording. At the bottom of the remote, there is a red button marked "dubbing". push it, and push stop at the end of the recording.


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