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Problem dubbing from VHS to DVD

I am having a problem when trying to dub a VHS tape to a DVD. I am using Phillips DVD-R disks. When both are inserted and I press the <---Video button it appears to start recording for about 5 - 10 seconds and then stops and ejects the disk with the following error on the TV screen: "Since the disk has invalid information, no more title list can be recorded." These are brand new disks, purchased from Circuit City, I have tried 3 of them. The manual says it is a compatible disk. When I try to format the disk to VR it says invalid disk.

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    There is a message after I try the Dvd out after dubbing and it says NO TITLE. So I take it didn't copy. How can I tell if its recording? As in does the recording light flash? If it says no titles does that mean it didn't record?



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Try different brands of disk, most dvd-r recorder are disk sensitive, buy only one disk per brand, find the brand compatible to your recorder by just inserting the disk and wait for confirmation that it is ready for recording session. I have tried around five brands, sony and maxell as well as verbatim are good dvd-r disk.

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1. Insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD deck and
close the disc tray.
2. Insert the VHS video tape you wish to copy into
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