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I have a H2160MW9A and am recording 1/2 hour segments. When I dub from HDD to DVD I am unable to finalize. I get an error E19 and says disk full. I can still record more 1/2 hour segments to the DVD.

I have done this in the past, but it has always been movies and I have been able to finalize them. These 1/2 hour segments are art lessons on public tv. I just am very confused. Am I overlooking something obvious?

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You finalize the disk AFTER you have finished all the recordings on it. Finalizing makes the disk more acceptable (readable) to other players and closes out the disk.

Posted on Dec 24, 2016

Testimonial: "Thanks for the help, however I know what finalize does, it's just that once I record to DVD the unit will not allow finalize. It gives an error E19 and says disk full. My point was that even though the unit says disk full, I can still record to the DVD"

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  • richie46 Dec 24, 2016

    Out curiosity, does it do that with all media?All disks are not created equal and these units can sometimes be fussy about what they work with properly. Could also be a software issue with your unit - can firmware be reloaded?

  • Larry Kriner
    Larry Kriner Dec 24, 2016

    Thanks for the response. I have two different type DVD's. One is HP DVD+R, the other is Memorex -R. Both react the same. Also, what I did not mention is that I have (2) H2160MW9A's Identical units and both will not Finalize these DVD's, otherwise work fine. I believe that somehow I am the problem, because I have copied movies before and never had a problem finalizing DVD's, but I cannot finalize these. Disc's are new out of the carton and I have copied movies to some of these same DVD's. Never had a problem before. HELP! Please!

  • Larry Kriner
    Larry Kriner Dec 24, 2016

    I am wondering if the broadcast medium is and issue. I am copying art lessons from Public TV and I have never done that before. I can copy to HDD then dub to DVD. Once on DVD I can replay on my unit, but simply cannot finalize to play on other units, and they won't play on any other device. Also, I have never reloaded firmware. Not sure how I would go about doing that.

  • richie46 Dec 25, 2016

    If you think that you are the problem you might have one of your computer savy amigos follow the instructions on doing the deed. It is not likely that two units will suffer from the same anomaly so there could be some truth to what you are saying. The broadcast is not the issue. The fact that you are able to record the signal and play it back tells you that; encryption would not allow you to make the recording in the first place.

  • Larry Kriner
    Larry Kriner Dec 25, 2016

    Well,Thanks for the help anyways. May not have solved the problem, but you tried. Merry Christmas.



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