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Finalizing a dvd

We have a philips magnavox dvr/vcr combo and have the original remote with it. when we go to burn the dvd, we go to the menu page to finalize it, but nothing happens. we can't move up or down to click on finalize. the model is zv450mw8

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  • brad davis Feb 20, 2008

    Problem finalizing DVD-Rs in the unit. Manual gives steps but once a session is recorded do you press stop to end record mode and then finalize or do you press edit menu to get to finalize function. the manual is leaving a couple of very simple steps that would have been very helpful. Please respond in simple terms. EX record, then stop record, then press edit menu - keep it simple because I know this cannot be difficult, it's just knowing the sequence to complete the wanted result.
    brad davis

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    what is error 3 on magnavox dvr/vcr combo



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Try this. In your SETUP options, ensure that AUTO FINALIZE and FINALIZE AT END OF TIMER are turned OFF.

Insert DVD. Press SETUP button. Be patient. Once DVD has loaded the DISK FINALIZE option will be available. You can then FINALIZE.

I found it much cheaper to get DVD-R from Radio Shack (about $5 for 25) for VHS movies that I know I want to keep. They do record up to 6 hours, even though the packaging is unclear on this point.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008


If you use the +RW DVDs you don't have to finalize.

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