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Humax Tivo will not record to DVD

When I try to record a program from Tivo to the DVD, it begins to record but at the end always has the message "Saving Failed".  The only message is "internal error".  I have tried several different brands of DVD-R's.  It was recording fine previously.  The DVD is built into the Humax Tivo unit.  Thank you.

tried cleaning the lens--helped about 50% of the time but still have the problem

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Re: Humax Tivo will not record to DVD

After the update to 1.15 I had to delete EVERY recording on the unit. After that, any new recordings would burn just fine. However, some have found that same failure even after a hard reboot (repower). Called Humax level-1 support and they suggested a replacement unit so I swapped it out. But I've since learned that TiVo "pushes" a DVD firmware patch (possible supplied by Humax) from 1.08 to 1.15 and that patch is the culprit. That patch is suppose to make the DVD burn at a higher spin rate. After talking with level-2 Humax support they heard of the problem and said "the unit is working as designed", meaning, the DVD drive manufacturer specs say the drive is capable of a faster burn rate. So now I have Humax DTR800 #2 and so-far-so-good, but TiVo hasn't pushed the patch onto the box yet!

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