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DVD Recording Hi all. When I record things on my DVD Recorder I've noticed a real pain depending on where I want to play them back at. For-instance: If I record a show on a DVD, then go to try and play in on my lap-top, or another sort of DVD player, I often times can't fast forward or rewind the DVD. The show then begins to skip, the sound completely gets lost and won't come back and then I'm eventually forced to eject the DVD, then reload and try again. However, if I return the DVD back to where I originally recorded it at, it plays, FF and RW just fine. Other than that, all I can do on other players is just hit play (and watch all the commercials too). I'm thinking this is going to be a format problem, but if that's the case then what do I have to look for in the future to make sure that what I record on is also compatible with what I play on as well. Thanks in advance for any assistance with this.

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Re: DVD Recording

the DVD disc you recorded is not compatible,
if you manually did this, you should have used Nero. or other burning softwares.

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How do I copy(to DVD) my SVHS tapes using my JVC MV-40

It all depends on what kind of connections you are using. In most cases you set the dvd recorder to input 1. Then use the yellow,red & black or white out puts from the vhs player to hook up to the number 1 input on the dvd recorder. hit play on the vhs & record on the dvd recorder at the same time. Do not forget to put a blank dvd in the dvd recorder? also for the best copy set your dvd recorder to XP for a 1 hour recording for a 1 hour or longer recording set the dvd recorder speed to SP. You should have the dvd recorder hooked up to a Tv so you can monitor the recording progress. This should work out as long as the recording you are copying is not copy protected. Good luck.

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Cd not reading

This happens sometime when the drop
down menu in the recording program is
not set correctly for the dvd recorder it
may be set for another recording device
or the dvd player. If this in not the case
try removelng the dvd recorder in device
manager and leting it reinstall

Nov 21, 2007 | Philips DVDR630VR DVD Recorder/VCR

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Bush dvr3006 will play audio disks but wont play any dvd ! just says load for ages then turns off or no disk ! help please ?

These are the formats your DVR will or will not play.
  • Blu Ray Playback: No
  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DTS Decoder: No
  • DVB-C: No
  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: No
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
  • DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder
  • DVD+R Playback: Yes
  • DVD+R Recording: Yes
  • DVD+RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD+RW Recording: Yes
  • DVD-R Playback: Yes
  • DVD-R Recording: Yes
  • DVD-RAM Playback: No
  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD-RW Recording: Yes
  • DVI Interface: No
  • DivX Playback: No
  • Double Layer Recording: No
  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
  • HD-DVD Playback: No
  • HD-DVD Recording: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
  • HDTV: No
  • IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
  • Integrated VCR: No
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  • MPEG4 Recording: No
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Number of Scart Interfaces: 1
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Progressive Scan: No
  • Real Dolby: AC3
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Show View: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Super Audio CD Playback: No
  • Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
  • Table / Portable: Table
  • USB Interface: No
  • W-LAN Connection: No
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May 24, 2014 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I have had my sony rdr-gx257 dvd recorder for about a year now, never been used. I have been recording gameplay from my ps3 with it since yesterday. I have recorded onto dvd-r disk and dvd+r disk however...

After ending recording, Finalize recorded dvd as option is available in recorder menu.
a Finalized dvd will playback in other dvd players.

Dec 30, 2010 | Sony RDR-GX257 Player

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Make sure your Sony input signal is on L1 or L3 (the inputs in back of recorder) or on L2 which is for inputs for cameras(located in front).Once you get a signal, you're where you need to be. Choose your recording mode for recording speed (pull down the flap on the remote control for this button and also the input button).
Choose from between1 hour and six hours. To archive really important stuff, stick with the first 3 speeds. TV recording can be on 3, 4 or 6 hour mode.
Push the record/pause button once. This will put the recorder into the record/pause mode and then it awaits you pushing it again to start recording immediately. Just pushing record will force the machine into a 3 to five second delay before actually recording anything so you might mess up and miss the first few seconds of your input. Suggest you use a dvr-rw or dvd+rw to practice on.

When your recording is done, just push the pause again. It stops recording but allows you to add more on to the first recording without starting a new chapter if you want. Just continue to release the pause button to continue.
If you are satisfied that you are finished, then push the pause button to stop recording. Wait for the info to be written(flashing message on screen). When it stops, you may play the dvd.
Notice- since the dvd has not been FINALIZED, you may only play it back on this unit without finalizing. It will not play on other dvd players unless you finalize it first.
To finalize, look on remote for the TOOL button. Press it once. Now push DISC INFO once. Use arrow keys and enter button on remote for the following. Scroll down to FINALIZE and press enter.
Use arrow keys to scroll to OK. push the ENTER button. Finalizing should take between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.

Warning- if titles or chapters are to typed in, it must be done BEFORE finalizing. Finalizing afterwards cannot be done.
Erasing can be done in part or all if using an RW+ or RW- disc


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I have a Magnavox ZV427MG9. I follow all directions in manual for dubbing VHS home movies to DVD but when I try to play the DVD back there's nothing on them.What am I doing wrong?

Depending on the procedure you may be pressing the record button instead of the D.Dubbing or Dubbing button. When recording from VHS to DVD you must first, load the blank DVD and VHS home movies, then play the VHS movies, then PAUSE the VHS movie when you want to START recording... then the only the you have to do is pressing the D.Dubbing button or the Dubbing button. If your VHS tapes starts to play after the Dubbing button is pressed you have been successful in Dubbing.

Aug 13, 2009 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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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.

Sep 26, 2008 | Philips DVDR615 DVD Player

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Hi there. You need to "finalise" the dvd before you can view it.

Apr 22, 2008 | LG RH177 DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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Zenith xbr411 DVD recorder

See the manual, page 8:

What are “Recording modes”? for DVD-RW
There are two recording modes available using this
recorder: VR mode and Video mode. When recording to
a DVD-R disc, recordings are always in Video mode.
DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording
or Video mode recording.
VR mode recording
• 4 different picture quality/recording time settings available
(SP, LP, EP, XP)
• Not playable on regular DVD players
• Recordings can be extensively edited
• Total number of titles on the disc should be less than
Video mode recording
• 4 different picture quality/recording time settings available
(SP, LP, EP, XP)
• Playable on regular DVD players (after finalizing)
• Limited editing features
• Total number of titles on the disc should be less than
Note :
DVD-Video Format (Video mode) is a new format for
recording on DVD-R/RW discs that was approved by
the DVD Forum in 2000. You may therefore experience
problems playing recordable DVD discs in some players.
Symptoms include video artifacts, audio and/or
video dropouts and playback suddenly stopping.
Our company cannot take responsibility for problems
playing discs recorded on this VCR/DVD Recorder in
other players.

May 24, 2007 | Zenith XBR411 DVD Recorder/VCR

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