Question about Symphonic SR90VE
The Symphonic SR90VE can only record DVD-R discs up to 4x or DVD-RW discs up to 2x.
TheSR90VE CANNOT record DVD-R discs above 4x; DVD-RW discs above 2x; DVD+R discs; DVD+RW discs; CD's; or any discs which are copyright-protected.
Most DVD-R discs on the market today are 16x, and most DVD-RW discs are 8x - neither of which will work in the SR90VE. You have two options for this problem:
Option #1 - Contact Funai Corporation at 1-800-242-7158 for a "Firmware Upgrade CD". This will make the unit compatible with DVD-R discs up to 8x and DVD-RW discs up to 4x. Once you are on the phone with Funai, they will ask you to hit some buttons on the remote to access the firmware version currently installed on the machine so that they can send you the proper upgrade CD. The CD will set you back about $23.00 (includes cost of CD plus shipping). You will still need to locate and purchase DVD-R 8x discs or DVD-RW 4x discs. Try looking at Amazon.com, Disc4Less.com or eBay.com.
Option #2 - Skip upgrading the firmware and try to find a retailer who still has some old DVD-R 4x discs or DVD-RW 2x discs in stock. (Do a Google search for "DVD-R 4x Discs" or "DVD-RW 2x Discs"). Again, your best options will probably be at Amazon.com, Disc4Less.com or perhaps ebay.com.
Either way, do NOT purchase Dual-Layer discs or Blu-Ray discs as neither of these are compatible with this recorder - they must be standard single-layer 4.7gb discs.
All-in-all, this is a high-quality VCR/DVD Recorder, but the technology of the recording media has advanced beyond the capabilities of the machine. Although the older DVD media is still available, you might just consider upgrading to a newer DVD/VCR which utilizes the newer DVD technologies.
I certainly hope this helps - and good luck!
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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