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Not playing back on another machine

This player will record and playback just fine. However when I place the disk into another machine it sees the recorded disk as blank. Any ideas................

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Re: Not playing back on another machine

First of all, make sure you finalize the disc before playing on another machine.

If this is not the cause then the following should help:

There was a compatibility issue with this model. Philips released a software update for this model.

Follow this link:

Read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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