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LG DVD/VCR Recorder Combo RC195 will not finalize DVD after dubbing

I used DVD-R disc 1- 16 speed to dub my VHs on DVD. After the dubbing when I tried to finalize the disc, it says " Finalization failed."
I had tried to reset the unit by unplugging it but still I can't finalize the DVD.

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    after i recorded a video striaght from a lg recorder to a disc , nothing shows in the tv except all grey wen i play it :(

  • liofesualu Apr 02, 2008

    I know that sometimes when I record and it does finalise, I then cant playback the DVD I recorded onto. From either TV or VCR

  • Kelly Taylor Apr 12, 2008

    I am using an LG LRA-516 and have never had the issue until today. I recorded a DVD+R and at the end it told me finalization failed. It's never done this before. Any advice how I get them finalized?

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    I am using an LG LRA-516 and have never had the issue until today. I
    recorded a DVD+R and at the end it told me finalization failed. It's
    never done this before. Any advice how I get them finalized?

  • waleed_saleh Mar 02, 2009

    There must be a way to finalize using PC!

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How can you finalize a disk

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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Maybe use DVD-R ?

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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It seems that it won't finalise because the disc is full. If you stop before the "Disk is Full" warning at two hours you should be able finalise, but, the disk still won't be recognised. DVD+R seems to work OK.

Personally with LG, Life's NOT Good.

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After dubbing from vhs to dvd, the dubbed dvd is placed into a PC but it comes up saying the dvd is blank..We used a dvd+R dvd. Any ideas?


First did you finalize the disc after dubbing? When the DVD/VCR recorder is in stop mode, press Menu and navigate to Disc Settings > Disc Finalize and select Finalize and press Enter. Select OK and then Enter again. (Navigate the menus with the up/down arrows followed by pressing enter. Use the right/left arrows to highlight an option.)

If the disc was finalized, try a different brand of DVD+R or a DVD-R disc. I've seen some DVD recorders that don't work well with some brands or types of discs. (The same can happen with computers - burning a coaster.)

The manual is available here: http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/Samsung-DVD-VR375-UserManual.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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How do you record dvd to vhs and from vhs to dvd


For VHS to DVD, put the tape to dub in the VHS slot and a blank DVD in the DVD tray. Make sure the DVD is compatible with the DVD recorder (see the recommended disc list) and is unfinalized if you are using a R/W disc. Close the tray. Set the unit to VCR mode with the DVD/VCR button. Advance the tape to the place that you want the recording to start. Then press the Dubbing button (either on the remote or the unit itself). Select the recording mode (SP, LP etc), highlight Dubbing then press Enter or Dubbing. Press Stop to interrupt the recording.

For DVD to VHS, put a blank tape in the VCR (make sure the protection tab has not been broken off) and the DVD to duplicate in the DVD tray and close the tray. Put the unit in DVD mode by pressing the DVD/VCR button. Find the point at which you want to start recording the DVD. Again press Dubbing and set up the recording mode and highlight Dubbing and press Enter or Dubbing.

Note that copyprotected content can not be recorded.

The manual for this recorder is on the right side of the page here: http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/video/LG-dvd-recorder-RC897T.jsp . See page 48 for the screen captures of setting the recording mode part of the dubbing procedure.

I hope this helps.

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I would like to make a copy from my video tape to a DVD How do I do it?


Turn on the TV and set it to the video source to be able to easily see the menus as you set up the dubbing process. Put the source tape you want to record in the VCR. (Copy protected tapes will not be dubbed.) If you want to avoid dubbing from the DVD to the VHS tape, remove the erase protection tab from the cassette. Put a compatible recordable disc (non-finalized disc, unprotected disc) in the recorder and make sure there is sufficient available capacity on the disc.

Press Rec Mode/Speed to set the speed (SP, LP, SLP, or XP). Press DVD/VCR and set the unit to VCR mode. Confirm the mode with the indicator light on the unit. Press Dubbing and the mode should switch to DVD automatically. Select Yes (with the left/right arrows) and press Enter to start the duplication. The unit should indicate the VCR playback, dub and DVD recording are in progress. Press Stop to halt the dubbing process or it will stop when the unit reached the end of the tape or the disc is full.

The dubbing button is only on the remote control; if your original remote isn't working make sure that your replacement remote has the feature. Remotes.com often has exact or substitute remotes with the matching features. Search just by the model number not the brand.

BTW: the manual is available here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/26967/SANSUI-DVD-VCR-Combo-L0311311?brand_name_search=sansui+VRDVD4005 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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1. Insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD deck and
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