Question about Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR
I was able to record onto 4x speed DVDs, but can't record onto 1x-16x speed. I was told that I had to buy DVDs with a max speed of 8x. Any advice?
This unit is too old and too basic to handle 16x speed. However, there is a firmware update for this model DVD/VCR to record on 8x.
All you have to do is call the toll-free number in your manual and request it. They will send you an update disc.
Here is the basic procedure after you receive the update disc:
1. Turn on your TV and your combo unit. The tray should be closed. The unit must be in DVD mode.
2. Quickly press the sequence CM Skip, 6, 5, 4 (This will switch it into firmware update mode. The tray will eject automatically.)
3. Insert the disc and push the tray back in.
4. The update will begin. It will take approx. 2-3 minutes. It will tell you when it is complete and eject the tray.
5. When it is done, remove the disc, but DO NOT close the tray. It will go back in later. Turn the power off.
6. Wait a few minutes and when the tray goes back in wait about another 10 seconds and then you may turn the unit back on.
Firmware update procedure is now completed.
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