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I got an error code of E40 on my Magnavox ZV450MW8

The timer recording info was correct, and one program did record properly. I can't find the E40 code in my manual.This was while trying to record via VCR. Thanks, Don W.

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SOURCE: Model W528

find your model number here, and the manual in Adobe Acrobat format http://tacpservice.toshiba.com/ConsumerProductSupport/Manuals/vcrct.asp

Posted on Jul 23, 2007

SOURCE: dvd/vcr recorder/magnavox

I'm on my second Magnavox MWR20V6 recorder in less than a year. I've made close to 1,000 DVDs, mostly dubbing from homemade videos of TV shows, but it's not been easy. They have some finicky quirks that aren't mentioned in the manual.

The second Magnavox I got worked far better than the first, and really has been pretty satisfactory. The first one (which finally just died) never had decent tracking, even when I was copying a video tape I'd made on the same machine to DVD!

I got the error e4 54043e02 on both machines. I'd be using the exact same brand and type of DVD that I'd used for hundreds of other times, but I'd get a new spindle of DVDs and few or none of them could be formatted, and were unusable.

I think the problem might be with the DVDs. I have tried all the brands I could find. I first tried Maxell, as recommended in the manual. They worked fine (both -RW and +RW) until one day they just quit working for me. The worst were the ones that had CPRM printed on the DVDs around the inner hub, but I couldn't find any way to tell (before buying them and opening the package) which disks were this type because the label on the package was identical to the Maxell DVDs that worked. I contacted the company and sent them all the DVD numbers and error codes but they didn't tell me anything. It seems to be some kind of company secret.

Then I tried Memorex DVD+RW 4x and they worked very reliably-- until the last pack I got. I'm getting the e4 54043e02 error again!!! I emailed the company but haven't heard back yet, due to the holiday weekend.

So my big complaint is that I can't find ANY DVDs to use for recording. What I've seen so far on the internet gives me the idea that blank DVDs are kinda junky or unreliable in general, also that it's a VERY good idea to keep those old video tapes, which might end up lasting far longer that DVDs anyway. I'd hoped to get rid of the old VHS tapes due to the storage space needed for them, but it looks like I won't be. Unless I can find good DVDs, I'll just go back to VHS recording.

Incidentally, Memorex gives me the impression that they'll refund my purchase price, while Maxell had no interest in making a refund!!

Also I think the DVD-R give fewer problems, but I use +RW for nearly all my recording because I like to edit them. I'd suggest trying a DVD-R if you get desperate.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: CONNECTING A VCR RECORDER/PLAYER TO A HD FLAT SCREEN TV

Now one question - Do you want to record the TV program on the VCR or Movies from a DVD plater hooked to your HD TV?

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

SOURCE: DVD/VCR combo won't record off of the t.v. even after programmed

A Scart lead is a high quality lead for connecting AV devices, it has 21 pins in the plug at each end. If you are using one you would need to select E1 or AV1 for the Satellite channel and you would select each Sky channel through the Sat. Decoder, not tune them in individually on the recorder.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: VCR ejects tape when I try to record using the timer facility

Simple. The Cassette's 'Prevent Erasure' tab is missing. Just cover with Scotch tape and reload. Now try recording.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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Lost manual for DVD Recorder/VCR ZV450MW8 Need instructions to copy DVD Disk to VDD Disk or e-mail manual


To dub a DVD, first press Setup on the remote. Then select Recording (use the Up/Down arrows and then press OK). Navigate to and select Dubbing Mode. Select the direction for the duplication. Then press Setup to leave the Setup menu. Then press DVD to ensure that the unit is ready to play the DVD. (Press VCR if you are dubbing a video tape.) Then Press Play to advance to the section that you wish to duplicate, if needed, and then press Pause. (Press Pause a bit early; the dubbing process will lose about 5 seconds.) Now, press the other Mode button (VCR if recording to tape, DVD if recording to DVD). Next press D.Dubbing on the recorder or the remote. (The button is to the right of the Channel Up/Down buttons on the recorder. It's near the bottom left on the remote.) Press Stop when the section to be duplicated has been played in its entirety.

The Magnavox ZV450MW8 was manufactured by Funai with the Magnavox name. Thus Funai Service has the manual available: http://www.funaiservice.com/manual2012_search2.php . The direct link is http://www.funaiservice.com/manuals/MAGNAVOX/ZV450MW8/ZV450MW8.pdf . The directions for dubbing a DVD to VCR or vice versa start on page 48. Note: copy protected items cannot be duplicated.

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Magnavox ZV450MW8 shuts off within 10 seconds of being turned on


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How can I get a manual for ZV450MW8


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www.magnavox.com/support/download_list.php

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How do I eliminate 3 minutes of static, that I accidentally recorded from the VHS tape onto the disc. I want to record something after that but don't want 3 minutes of static in the middle of my recording.


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I need to get a manual for a magnavox vhs/dvd recorder item #zv450mw8


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http://www.funai-corp.com/6pdf/om/ZV450MW8.pdf

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