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How to close DVD file after recording on Sony RDR-VX500

Lost remote
Recordered multiple VHS to DVD
Can not play back on Sony or PC since the 'disk' has not been closed
How can you 'close' the file so the disk can be played back

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Sorry David you'll need to get a replacement remote. Not the answer you probably want but that's the only way you're likely to close the sessions, unless someone has written some software that can do this. I had a problem with my funai with unclosed sessions and I had remote but laser needed adjusting

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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