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Panasonic recorded dvds? what's up?

I have successfully dubbed vhs tapes into dvd format and they play on the Panasonic DVD player BUT THEY WON'T PLAY ON MY SONY DVD RECORDER??? Do I need to "format"the dubbed dvds? I had thought the vhs to dvd format didn't require a "finalizing" procedure?

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Try the Manual. It has a finalizing section. This is the link above.. Pat

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