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Finalizing Hi, I have followed instructions to finalize a DVD, but can't get the menu to co-operate. I went to Set-up, then selected the DISC menu, then the forward arrow for the second level, but I cannot arrow up or down to the finalize option. Can you please help me? Thank you very much.

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Re: Finalizing

You might have to allow the unit to run at a different level, that level 2 you are choosing might not be compatible with the disk. will it not auto select a level.

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My centrios edw8020 dvr records o.k. but won't play dvd on any other dvd systems

If the disc is not "finalized" it will not play on other DVD players. The steps to finalize the disc are part of the DISC Utilities Menu. under "DISC OPERATIONS". Choose "FInalize DISC". Instructions refer to finalizing DVD=R disc, so you may want to try this type of disc first and see if it works. Says It can be used as DVD-Video disc but results are not guaranteed. You can not edit disc after finalizing, only playback.

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DVD Recorder is ruining the DVDs

Here is the link to the manual for LG DR1F9H
read pages 33&34
you may be using wrong
disc or wrong mode

Dec 13, 2007 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Use a name-brand DVD, such as HP, Verbatim, etc. and make sure it is a DVD+R or DVD-RW/-R disk only.
It is most likely that the DVD you are using is not compatible.
The disk is still usable, but you can only read it on that player.

Aug 17, 2009 | Funai PY90DG DVD Recorder

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How to finalise dvd recording

Press the menu button on your remote - go to finalize disc - follow instructions. Note that VR discs can be played with many if not most DVD-players without finalizing. In fact I have had problems finalizing and unfinalizing discs back and forth. If the disc manager displays only unfinalize disc, the disc is already finalized.

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I Have been trying to dubb VHS tapes to DVD''s. They record alright, but then when I go to play them on another DVD player they won't do I get them to finalize? I have went through the menu and...

--- for some reason this unit does not finalize automatcally.

--- the instructions for finallizing are on page 52 of the owners manual.

--- they are as follows:

1) Press Setup

2) Scroll down, select "Disc Edit", press "OK"

3) Scroll down, select "Finalize", press "OK"

4) Select "Yes", press "OK"

Finalizing will start.

--- have done this operation several times, works Ok.


Jan 05, 2009 | Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player

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The manual gives you incorrect info.

1. Press [HOME] button;
2. select [SETUP].
3. Scroll down to DVD ICON and SELECT
4. Select [FINALIZE]

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Dec 17, 2008 | Zenith XBR716

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that's because u r in HDD mode. Change drive select to "dvd" , then "functions" will show: "disc setting" to include, disc name, pick menu, select first play, and Finalize.

Jul 17, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-E85H DVD Recorder

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Finalizing dvd

Once the disc is in the drive.

Goto Disc Options Press OK
Select Finalize Press OK

Wait until it is finished.

Apr 04, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MWR10D6 DVD Recorder

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Can't Finalize a disk on Panasonic DMR-EH60 DVD Recorder

It sounds like you haven't selected DVD first. When dubbing to DVD, you need to do this in HDD mode. When finalizing, you need to be in DVD mode for the finalizing options to come up.

Mar 16, 2008 | Panasonic DMR-EH60 DVD Recorder/HDD...

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Samsung R155 Recording from VHS Issues

The reason why you are having this problem is because you haven't finalized the disc. In able for you to play that Burned DVD that you have you need to Finalized the disc. Finalizing a recordable optical disc means writing the disc's lead-in (the Table of Contents or TOC) and lead-out information (blank data that fills up the unused space at the end of the disc) so that a DVD player will know where the various tracks begin and end. Without the TOC, a conventional DVD player will not be able to read the contents of the disc. Once the disc is finalized, no more information can be written to it. Finalizing takes about two or three minutes. To finalize a DVD-RW/DVD-R: 1. Press the Menu button with the disc stopped. 2. Select Disc Manager and press Enter or the right arrow. 3. Select Disc Finalize and press Enter or the right arrow. You will be asked twice if you are sure that you want to finalize the disc. Select Yes and press Enter. Once the disc is finalized, you cannot delete entries from the record list. After being finalized, the DVD-R/DVD-RW (video mode) operates in the same manner as a DVD-Video. Recorded discs must be finalized in order to play back in non-Samsung DVD players. A DVD-RW disc that has been recorded by DAO (disk-at-once mode) in a PC cannot be unfinalized. A DVD-RW disc that has been recorded in Video Mode on a non-Samsung recorder cannot be unfinalized by a Samsung recorder. A DVD-R disc cannot be unfinalized. Note: Finalization does not apply to DVD-RAM. If you cannot finalize a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc, make sure that Disc Protection is turned off. If you are still having difficulty, you may try calling technical support of SAMSUNG. Note: Do not turn the recorder off while it is finalizing the disc. Data on the disc will be damaged if the finalization process is interrupted.

Sep 17, 2007 | Samsung DVD-R155

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