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I am trying to record to a blank dvd-r. I load a

I am trying to record to a blank dvd-r. I load a blank dvd-r into samsung-vr357 and it ejects it saying "Cannot read disc". I never get a chance to Format it or anything.

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  • dave_surferd Jun 24, 2009

    It is a dvd recorder and vcr. I have recorded dvds in the past on it. Today it does not seem to recognise the blank disc and spits it out saying it can't read it. i am using memorex dvd-r

  • dave_surferd Jul 15, 2009

    The unit will recogise every other recorded disc: store bought and discs I recorded previously (Staples brand DVD). I bought a Lens/Laser cleaner and ran it, but no luck. It still rejects blank DVDs.

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Dissolu is wrong, I have this model and it does record to the DVD. Page 5 of the instructions say "Not all brands of disc will be compatible with this unit." Try buying a different brand of DVD-R

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If exact model is Samsung DVD-VR357, than it doesn't even has to recognise blank disc as your unit is DVD PLAYER with Video Casette Recorder.

See Specs. for your unit below:
Function Combination VCR Y Compatibility Playback Media DVD-R,DVD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,CD-R/RW,CD,VHS, DVD-RAM Playback Formats MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG-4, DivX A/V Quality Progressive Scan Y HD Upconversion 720p/1080i Digital-to-Analog Converter 10-Bit/54MHz DTS Output Y Dolby Digital Surround Sound Y Connectivity HDMI CEC Y Convenience Child Protection Parental Control Physical Features Connectivity HDMI Output Y Component Video Output 1(Rear) S-Video Output 1(Rear) Composite Video Output 1(Rear) Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs 1(Rear) Optical Audio Output 1(Rear) Product Weight & Dimensions Dimension 16.9" x 3.1" x 11" Weight 8.8Lbs. Shipment Weight & Dimensions Dimension 20.2" x 7.1" x 15.1" Weight 12.1Lbs.

Closest model match for DVD recording unit would be DVD-VR375

Unfortunately you have player only and you won't be able to recor DVDs with it whatsoever.

Good luck

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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    Gintautas Maldzius Jun 24, 2009

    Then can you tell me does your unit reads everything else at this particular moment? DVDs recorded CDs and etc.

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Hi i have the vr 320 i want to finalize the disc how do i do it.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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SOURCE: I am trying to record to a blank dvd-r.

I bought a lens cleaner and ran it and it still would not accept blank dvd-r. I loaded some old recordings I made to see if they would play and they did. I noticed these were recorded on "Staples" brand dvd-r bought at Staples office supply store. I went out and bought some more of these and they work!! For whatever reason, the unit accepts these and I have made 5 copies and they all copy and play fine. Now i need to go get some more! The Maxell just won't work in my player. Too bad I bought 100!

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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