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I can not get my DVD to play after dubbing. A message comes up, no title.

I use DVD+RW to record on and I'm trying to copy from old family Videos. I follow directions and after I try the dvd, it wont work and a message come up saying no title. How do I know if its recording? Does the words record syn flash?

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Dvd+rw is garbage, organic dye in the layers breaks down fast, always use dvd-r. dvd-rw also has compatible reading problems with many dvd players, hope that helps. also you need to make sure it is finalized for another dvd player to read it

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SOURCE: Problem dubbing from VHS to DVD

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.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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I had the same problem but changed the recording mode to SP. I used a DVD-RW to high speed dub a two hour film and a documentary about a holiday island.

Both dubs were perfect.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony DVD RECORDER/PLAY WON'T PLAY

Dvd players are only made to last a couple of years(the laser goes bad).If you play scratched disc's it won't last that long.Hopefully you didn't pay alot for the player,and if you did then you can get the laser repaired but its expensive.I usually wait until the things go on sale and pick one up for 20 or 30 dollars.When the laser burns out after repeated use I just buy a new one because fixing them is more expensive and unless you want to continue having problems its easier to buy new.These guys that put alot of money in these units are just wasting their money.

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SOURCE: VHS to DVD dubbing

You need to try to copy just some homevideo videotapes not movies. All them are copyprotected. Recording stops then copyguard is detected. It should be noted in the manual for this unit at page 47.
http://www.sonystyle.com/wcsstore/SonyStyleStorefrontAssetStore/pdf/RDRVX555.pdf
Good Luck

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: VCR DVD Recorder not dubbing

I called the manufacturer and realized I was using the wrong type of recordable DVD disc to dub to. Non copy protected VHS tapes dub just fine as long as I'm using the proper disc.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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