Question about Panasonic DMR-ES40VS DVD Recorder/VCR
I have been experiencing problems recently when trying to record DVD's on the unit. It appears to record but then cannot read the disk or finalize it. I unplugged the unit and reset it. This seemed to clear the problem and I was able to record a TV program. But now it has done it again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dvd recorder
Hi Nickstart, start checking if the problem is related with the kind of Disk and test on different brands, disk types.
Even if a recorder is supposed to work fine on both +R, -R etc. , often you find out, that due to error correction methor, a device worksd well on one or the other type.
Your DVD supports the following DVDs -R, -RW, -RAM, all -R disks are supported both on 3'' and 5''.
On +R it just writes regular DVD +R, DVD +RW and mini DVD +R are not listed in DVD specs, therefore are not supported on writing.
When your unit records DVD +R it changes the format to DVD-V, The usint does not support DVD+RV.
I assume it works better with -R
I often get troubles with many DVD low price brands, try testing some good ones like Verbatim, TDK, Sony , Philips etc.
See also the manual here, at page 6 and 7 it also says: "Play may be impossible on some DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format), +RW, CD-R or CD-RW discs due to the condition of the
Hope this had been helpful, test both a good brand DVD-R and a Good brand DVD+R.
If it still has problems when finalizing the CD, then it can be the usual lens problem, Or the DVD you are writing is too big in size and your player has problem on the final phase of DVD writing. If Data nearly takes all the 4.7 Gb allowed, there won't be enough space to finalize the DVD.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
SOURCE: Panasonic DVD Recorder
We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Pplease update this and we'll proceed to the next step.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
SOURCE: Panasonic DMR ES40v
We need to narrow down where the problem lies. Even without finalizing
the disc, you should be able to play back the recording. Can you do
this? If you can play back the recording, the problem exists in the
finalization stage and we'll need to concentrate there. Please update
this and we'll proceed to the next step.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Chris you were right on with the cleaning I paid $50.00 for the lens cleaning from a certified Panasonic technician and now works like brand new I have invested a total of $200 for the power supply and lens/laser cleaning but I got the unit as a gift, minor probs with unit but great dvd recorder thanks!!!
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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