Question about Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR
Every time i try to record to a DVD-R, i keep getting the same message, after i stop recording - No Title List Found, will not record to a DVD
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: failure to record on -R DVDs
DVD-Rs do work with the RDR-VX500 ...... I had not recorded on mine for a few months after I ran out of the last batch ....... then I tried recording on the newer Sony DVD-Rs I had ...... would not record on DVD-R ..... turns out the instructions say the recorder will not work with any DVDs faster than 8x .... It looks like it's recording but it doesn't ..... then I noticed the newer DVDs were 16x ...... found an old 8x and tried it and it works fine ..... turns out the unit won't record slower on a 16x, it just won't record at all ...... get 8x and you'll be ok
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
SOURCE: Sony RDR-GX315 DVD 3 problem
sounds like your laser is getting weak. repair is usually not economical. laser is about 90% the cost of the unit. hope this helps if it still plays but not record. keep it as strictly playback unit.
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Make sure your Sony input signal is on L1 or L3 (the inputs in back of recorder) or on L2 which is for inputs for cameras(located in front).Once you get a signal, you're where you need to be. Choose your recording mode for recording speed (pull down the flap on the remote control for this button and also the input button).
Choose from between1 hour and six hours. To archive really important stuff, stick with the first 3 speeds. TV recording can be on 3, 4 or 6 hour mode.
Push the record/pause button once. This will put the recorder into the record/pause mode and then it awaits you pushing it again to start recording immediately. Just pushing record will force the machine into a 3 to five second delay before actually recording anything so you might mess up and miss the first few seconds of your input. Suggest you use a dvr-rw or dvd+rw to practice on.
When your recording is done, just push the pause again. It stops recording but allows you to add more on to the first recording without starting a new chapter if you want. Just continue to release the pause button to continue.
If you are satisfied that you are finished, then push the pause button to stop recording. Wait for the info to be written(flashing message on screen). When it stops, you may play the dvd.
Notice- since the dvd has not been FINALIZED, you may only play it back on this unit without finalizing. It will not play on other dvd players unless you finalize it first.
To finalize, look on remote for the TOOL button. Press it once. Now push DISC INFO once. Use arrow keys and enter button on remote for the following. Scroll down to FINALIZE and press enter.
Use arrow keys to scroll to OK. push the ENTER button. Finalizing should take between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
Warning- if titles or chapters are to typed in, it must be done BEFORE finalizing. Finalizing afterwards cannot be done.
Erasing can be done in part or all if using an RW+ or RW- disc
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
The DVDR may be tuned on a different input. Ensure that the DVR is tuned on the TV input. Press CH- until you reach input line if the DVR is tuned on TV , otherwise the DVR will try recording from its own antenna input on one of the channels, that probably are not programmed on DVR internal tuner.
Here the manual.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
SOURCE: Hi, I have a sony
The hard disk inside it is failing - mechanical failure. This is unfixable, the hard disk must be replaced. Luckily a new one costs less than $25, can be bought at every IT shop and the procedure of replacing it is very simple and fast - less than half an hour: you open the case of the recorder, you unscrew the screws that keep it in place, you unplug the 2 cables that connect to the hdd and you take it out; the install is in reverse.
Posted on May 19, 2011
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