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It wont finalize discs

It will not read some discs. On the system menu only two icons light the timer and set up, the rest can be read on screen but are not light you cant access them.

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Re: It wont finalize discs

What kind of discs does it not read? Will it read regular movie DVD's or does it only have problems with blank media?

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No option to finalize disc

Either the disc is already finalized or there isn't enough space on the disc for finalization. Check if you have Auto-finalize enabled. Press Setup and go to the line "General Settings" with the up/down arrows. Press Enter. Then select Recording and Enter. Go to the Auto Finalize line and press Enter. Check both Disc Full and End of Timer Rec and see if these are set to On or Off. This option is explained on page 27 of the manual (page 29 of the PDF available from Funai Service ). Remember that the finalization takes 20-50 MB on the disc.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 07, 2014 | Sylvania ZC320SL8

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DVD Recorder is ruining the DVDs

Here is the link to the manual for LG DR1F9H
read pages 33&34
you may be using wrong
disc or wrong mode

Dec 13, 2007 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Magnavox MDR515H will not finalize

clean the OPU unit ( objetive LENS ) WITH disk cleaner. and fix it.
otherwise read your instr. manual go to the section troubleshooting
or download your instr. manual www.
If the problem persist you must go to the repair shop TV for fix it.

God bless you

Sep 30, 2012 | Magnavox MDR515H HDDVD Recorder

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How to enter disc menu for finalizing dvd-r on philips dvdr3330H

The Disc Settings menu is accessed from the Disc Index Picture screen (so it's not as easily accessed as on other brands of DVD recorders). When you first put a recorded disc in the device, you'll see this index screen. At this point you need to press the UP arrow on the remote repeatedly until the disc content menu appears. This is a screen with the disc name, amount of recording time used and the date of the first recording. Then press the Right arrow button to get to the Disc Settings menu. Use the Down Arrow to reach the line that reads Finalise Disc. Then press OK and then press OK a second time to confirm the action.

The documentation for the DVDR3330H is available from Philips here: . See page 52 for the screen captures. The Finalise steps are on page 53.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 19, 2012 | Philips DVDR3330H DVD Player/HDD Recorder

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Need to know how to finalize recorded disc so that it can be played in regular dvd player

You can record and finalize DVD+Rs one time. After you fill a DVD+R or

complete all the recordings you want on a single DVD+R, finalize it.

Otherwise, the DVD+R will play only on this Recorder.To play the Disc on

other DVD Players, you must finalize it first.

Once you finalize a DVD+R, you cannot record on it anymore or make

editing changes.Therefore, make sure the Disc is as you want it before you

finalize it.


Press SYSTEM MENU. Press

; to select in the top left

corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen.


Press CH-

9 repeatedly to select in the second screen,

then press



Press CH-

9 repeatedly to select Finalize disc. Finalize disc

appears in the menu only when an unfinalized DVD+R is in the



Press OK.

"Finalizing" will appear in the menu.The process may

take a few minutes.

When finalization is complete, the Index

picture screen will reappear.

You cannot unfinalize a DVD+R, and you cannot record or

edit the DVD+R after you finalize it.

A DVD+R will play on other DVD Players only after the
Disc is finalized.

Mar 22, 2011 | Philips DVDR75 DVD Recorder

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I cannot play burned dvd's from this system in other dvd players becahse I cannot finalize the dvd. How do I finalize?

The recording may have used all the media on the disk because you let it run until it was full.
Now, there is no room to finalize the disk.

Play this back on the machine where it was recorded while recording it to another DVD recorder..
This time, BE THERE to stop the recording.
Set the recorder to a speed that leaves at least 10 minutes extra space for finalization.

Jan 31, 2011 | Pioneer DVR-RT500 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Please send finalize directions

To finalize a disc:
First make sure that you left enough space after recording to the disc. Press Stop or Disc-Menu (during playback). Select the first title with the Up arrow or Stop. Then press the Up arrow to get the Disc Information. Then press the right arrow to enter Settings For. Then use the up/down arrows to select Finalize disc and select OK to confirm.

This option will only be available for unfinalized discs that were recorded to by this DVD recorder. If the disc was created on another unit you may be able to finalize it with the Finalize feature in the main menu. (Tools (icon has a hammer and a wrench) > Features).

You can get the manual here: . See page 82 (page 94 in the pdf).

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 22, 2011 | Philips DVDR77 DVD Recorder

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Wont play dvds, only cds, music and photos when dvd placed in tray, goes through reading process, then ejects tray with an on screen message, unknown disc! With all discs not a certain few. when a blank...

DVD & CD use different wavelengths for the read head. I suspect that the blue laser is out of alignment or otherwise in need of repair.

PhotoCD is a format.

Jul 20, 2008 | LG DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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DVD will not finalize

I have a Zenith XBR413 that I have a problem with when I copy from VCR tapes to DVD-R discs. After I copy them, I can finalize the disc using the SETUP button on the remote and then choosing the very bottom disc icon at the bottom of the menu screen. It then leads you through the finalization procedure. But the disc will still not play on any DVD player but the XBR413

Jun 29, 2008 | Zenith XBR716

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Sansui DVD Recorder Model HDR 120GB

put Dvd back into unit- press DVD on remote- DVD light will light up on the unit- press "set up "button on the remote- a screen will come on - use remote arrows to go down to system set up- press enter- another add on menu apprears -use arrows on remote to choose "disc set up" press enter- another menu appears- go to "finalize" press enter - a pop up menu appear- choose "yes" and wait until disc finalizes- finished and usable in any DVD player. This is on page 27 and 28 in the manual. Have fun- DD

Feb 23, 2008 | Sansui VRDVD4005 DVD Player/VCR

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