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I hAVE the DVD-VR357, when we put in a new disk it kicks it out

I hAVE the DVD-VR357, when we put in a new disk it askes if we want to intitialize it. We say yes then after about 60% finished it kicks it. The disk is a Sony DVD+RW. please help

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Some recoders are picky about media used - Try to use another blank maybe you have a bad disc. I've had so much **** from those SONY DVD+RW - if it still spits it - then change media - Use the verbatim re-writeable instead, the 4x, they are much better than the sony ****.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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    I gather from your negative rating that it did not work for you - Did you try ANOTHER blank media ? Maybe you have a particular disc that is bad, dust, etc.... Like I said, DVD recorders use sometimes subpar optical drives, and are not as tolerant as the ones you buy for your computer - plus they use outdated firmware also that do not get as much frequent updates. The reason I recommended you try other media is to rule out recorder problems. If it does so with every brand of media you throw at it, you have a defective unit - I have experience with DVD recorders and I've used Samsung recorders and I've had load of problems with them in the past with disc recording and formatting - one unit would simply refuse to use ANY disc I threw at it and I had to return it - Now using a Sony DVD-Recorder with 160GB HDD and works like a charm.



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