I have made several DVDs in the past. Now when I put in a new disk to initialize, it shows that it has an unknown disc and won't format it. I have tried several different brands od DVDs, but none have worked.
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Maybe a suggestion. I have been copying all my tapes to DVD. I did not finalize in the machine that it was made in, so it won't work in any other. My first cyberhome broke, so I had to go and get another cyberhome for it to read in it. (my problem is that I lost the remote and I can't get the universal to work. Good luck! you may need to find another sony and finalize it.
This problem also happens when you try to use vide tapes from other countires inside american vcr players and vice versa. The problem is a format incompatibility. There was several differnt dvd formats when dvds were emerging and in some countries they havent updated to the latest format. My solution would be to get a new dvd recorder or try to change the formats of the files on the disks.
this happens all the time on my dvd player. im just about ready to throw it out the window. ive only had it awhile.
i called customer service. they said you need a dvd cleaner to clean the lens. I bought one called dvd dr laser lens cleaner. unfortunately, it rejected that disc as well. you could try it i guess, but good luck. tell me what happens. in the meantime, i'm going to put this piece of garbage up on ebay or throw it out my window. total waste of 300 something dollars. buy the warranty! i didn't and im paying through the nose.
i payed $80 for a new laser about 2 years ago, it did JACK. so, dont do that either. sorry to sound so aggravated, but i have been working on this for a few hours now. i opened it up and tried to look at the lens. looks fine. good luck.
If the DVD recorder is an early model, it may be having trouble understanding some of the newer copy-protection schemes that are in use.
There's not too much you can do for this kind of problem, but you can try looking on the manufacturer's website to see if there's a firmware update for the DVD recorder. It would be something you would download and burn to a CD or DVD and then load into the recorder. That would update the DVD player's software so it can work with newer discs.