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Recording can I record on a dvd wiyh this model

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Re: recording

No you need a dvd recorder or burner. This is only a player. The Vcr part should have a record button but the dvd part should not.

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  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DTS Decoder: No
  • DVB-C: No
  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: No
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
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  • Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
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  • USB Interface: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
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It depends on the model and the source. The DRC212N is not a recorder, so it won't.

Depending on the model, it may or may not have a tuner. (Most modern ones are sold without any tuner. Older models may only have an analog (NTSC) tuner.) I know of one Magnovox DVR/DVD recorder that has an ATSC (digital) tuner.

If you are going to record OTA signals, you will probably need a digital to analog converter. If you are recording from a cable or satellite system set-top box, you need to set the channel on the box and then record on Line In. (Analog cable should record directly.)

Please add a comment with more information about your DVD recorder. I'll be glad to provide more assistance. I hope this helps.

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Model DMR-ES30VEB. I have had this recorder for a few years now but since I got a new Sony TV at christmas I am having problems recording. When I record a programme the DVD says it does not recognise the...

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Have you tried using DVD-R discs? these CAN be recorded in video mode AND finalised for compatible playback in other players. I assume the DMR-ES30V is a DVD/VCR combo unit - if so, the DVD recorder will not recognise RW discs; only DVD-RAM and DVD-R.

DVD-R discs are recommended for video recording and finalising in this model. (later model Panasonic DVD recorders allow RW disc recording).

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