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Recorder won't finalize DVD

I have recorded on several DVDs and I want to finalize the DVDs. The recorder will record the movies just fine. The recorder will even play the movies but when I try to finalize the dvd, I get an error message of Cannot write to this disk.

The machine works just fine otherwise but does me little good if I can't finalize the DVD to play on other machines.

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Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips Hard Disk/DVD Recorder Model DVDR3370H/97

There was a compatibility issue with this model. Philips released a software update for this model.

Follow this link:

Read and follow the instructions CAREFULLY.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: sylvania dvr90vf dvd recorder

Error message when tying to setup to record..
Disc DVD-RW 4x. 4.7gb 120 min.
Recording Error
Can not record on this disc.

E4 54037380


Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: DVD recording

WH Smiths DVD+RW discs don't work on this machine

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips DVDR615/69

Take, if good  batteris from the remote controller and recycel the unit, and by a better one. I have the  same problem, recordings will stay on the dvd only a short thime readable and later the disk is empty.
Sorry my english.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Dont know how to finalize dvd after recording on magnavox vcr/dvd

You can find a copy of the manual on the web link provided here: Print a pdf copy for yourself. If you need more help the customer care for you dvd/vcr player is at this telephone number. 1-800-605-8453 give them the model number of your dvd/vcr unit and they will be able to help you. I hope this information helps you with your problem.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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