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New Unit- Plays VHS - Plays CD - All DVD's say - No Read -

Please help, on my 3rd frustrating day. Thank you.

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  • madmarz Dec 04, 2007

    My Panasonic DMR-EZ47V does not allow me to play previously recorded discs (DVD+RW). They were fine on my last player so what's the go with this one that I paid heaps more for?

  • madmarz Jan 03, 2008

    Thank you for replying but how does it solve my problem? How do I 'finalise' these discs in order to play them? All my old home movies ... boohoo ...

  • bradow1 Apr 07, 2008

    I bought this ez47v recorder back in november of 2007, and it's been nothing but a pain in the .... The unit would "freeze up", consistent "no reads". I've been to panasonic's website, & downloaded and installed the upgraded firmware. The recorder doesn't "freeze up" anymore, but 4 times out of five, after installing a panasonic ram disk, I get a "no read". BTW, this would be right after running a lens cleaner. Does the same with RW disks. I'm pretty disgusted, like another poster here, I spent big money for a lemon.

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    ChicagoPunky Apr 16, 2008

    Good advice! I still have my old DVD Recorder and want to set up the two (my old GoVideo and my new Panasonic) so I can record my old DVD+RW's to my new Panasonic.



    What does skart mean? What is the best way to connect the two, in other words. Thanks!

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    ChicagoPunky Apr 16, 2008

    I apologize for my above question. I misspelled scart. I looked up scart. It appears to be one of those 21 pin type of cables. Is that correct? If so, I don't have that on my Panasonic. Perhaps they are more popular in Europe or other countries than the US?

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Dear Deicide_666,
Thank you for your most wonderful advice, I shall go looking for the same recorder at once! I wish somebody had told me that you shouldn't use RW discs! I will keep you informed as to how I get on. madmarz

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You are trying to play dvds you have recorded on a different player and because you recorded them onto RW discs they have not and cannot be finalized, to be made compatible to play on other makes of player.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Deicide_666 Jan 04, 2008

    The thing is you CAN'T finalize a Re-Writable Disc, and it will only play on the same make of recorder used. I am NOT saying do this, but what i would do for important recordings is find a shop selling the same player that was used originally, CHECK that it does a 28 day money back no quibble deal (MOST DO). Then i would connect it to the Panasonic recorder via scart, play them on the new machine and record them on the panasonic one. Take the new machine back before the 28 days is up and ask for my money back. Blank all the old RW discs and use them on the Panasonic or on my PC.
    I am not condoning using the 28 day deal thing in shops, but if they offer it why not use it, they give you enough trouble when you try to return stuff that goes faulty after 28 days but is still under a year old an covered by warranty. ;o)

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