Question about GE 5803P Multi-disc DVD Player

1 Answer

I have a Sylvania SRDV495 DVD/VHS combo recorder (-R/-RW) it will not let me record to or from any Dvd higher than 2x4.7 gb yet the manual says it should as long as it is -R/-RW disc.

Whenever I insert a disc that is 4x 4.7gb I get the disc error message that this disc may not have the playback capabilites. It will not let me record to it. What is the difference between the discs? 2x4.7gb and 4x4.7gb? I am lost with all these different numbers and what they mean.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 72 Answers

It could be the color on the surface of the disc.Try using a differnt type of dvd disc. There is also a different types of burnable dvds. there dvdr and dvd rom make sure your using the correct one. The differance is the burn speeds. 4times is fast. check your users manual which sould be on www.sylavania.com to see what the player requires. See if that helps if not get back to me.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What other blank dvd's will record on sylvania srec427 , besides maxell 2x , 4x ( these are the ONLY ONES that would record on this tv/dvd/vhs/cd combo . what other brands will work ? i've tried ab


Your combo device will accept all bands of recordable DVD but only the minus R or minus RW not the plus R nor the plus RW I've had great success using Staples brand of DVD-R/RW and is usually very competitively priced if its in stock but I've found that Maxcell & JVC brand are often on sale at some of the major big box MEGA stores nationwide that is also an awesome and reliable disc that I use and can recommend

Jan 08, 2015 | Sony Televison & Video

2 Answers

Using a JVC /DVD/S-vhs dual dubbing Deck model jvc sr-mv55u Trying to do a straight dub from an edited S-VHS tape to a formated for video DVD for archival library. I am following the instructions in the...


now days dvd player comes with advace tacnoloy
u not need make vedio dvd u make to your dvd as a data dvd & dvd plyer read it isely so dont need to do vhs or vcd

Mar 29, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Why won't the DVD-RW disks FORMAT? I've seen others with the same problem with formatting multiple types of disks... Please help.


If you are using a Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player \ VCR combo (which this question is posted under the heading of) there is a very simple reason why you can't format DVD-RW disks. DVD Players can't do that. You need a DVD Recorder to format DVD's.

This applies to all comments under this heading as well. You can not record if the unit you're using does not have that capability. And this unit does not have it. You can record with the VHS VCR, but the DVD Player is just that... A Player. It's not a Recorder.

Sep 09, 2011 | Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

Can you tell me some specific Brands of DVD-R or DVD-RW blank disks? I have tried several and cannot find many that will work with my Sylvania SRDV495.


There are no specific brands, however Verbatim are widely considered the best. Your, problem, however, is unlikely the brand of the media and more likely the recording speed of the media. Most blank DVD's on the market are 16x or faster and your machine (c. 2005) doesn't support anything faster than 4x. When I was reading the manual it referred to the "state of the art" 8x discs that the machine didn't have the ability to support. The discs you need are available and often are labeled as 2x - 4x meaning that they will support any drives that burn at a 2x - 4x spin rate. Also, be sure that you are not purchasing DVD+R and DVD+RW as they are not compatible with your unit.
Manual

Jun 22, 2011 | Sylvania SRDV495

1 Answer

I have a go.video dvr4400


Most DVD recorders use DVD-R, some also use DVD-RW. Newer ones use the +R and DVD-RAM formats.

But for the maximum compatibility, you should use DVD-R.

Dec 23, 2009 | GoVideo Go Video DVD/VCR Combo

1 Answer

Dubbing VCR to DVD... it records for 20 seconds then stops


Try a -RW disc. Only the higher priced DVD recorders can use the +RW disc.
Electrode

Mar 15, 2008 | Zenith ZRY-316 Video Recorder

5 Answers

Sylvania dvr90vf dvd recorder


Unfortunately without a firmware upgrade the only disks you can use are DVD-R or DVD-RW. The tricky part is that you can ONLY USE 2X speed. Per my conversation with Sylvania there is a firmware update that will allow you to use up to 8x disks, but they are charging $17.00 for it.

Feb 12, 2008 | Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR

2 Answers

Sylvania SRDV495 DVD-VHS


I have the same unit, a SRDv495 and have also been having
a bad time getting dvd's that will work in my machine. I also
bought mine from Sears. I have found one that works every
time and that is a MAXWELL DVD-RW. The trick I think is
the speed of the DVD, so you need to use the ones that have
Up to Max 2X, 4.7 GBgo, 2 Hrs. I find these work every time.
Hope this helps.

Mar 06, 2007 | Sylvania SRDV495

1 Answer

HELP! I can't figure out how to Connect my Sylvania DVD/VCR Combo to my older TV


Even if you do get it connected you cannot copy from vhs to dvd as you have bought a vcr recorder with dvd player, not a dvd recorder. You can only record to the vcr tape from a dvd, in the players controls.

Feb 08, 2007 | Sylvania (SRDD495) DVD Player/VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE 5803P Multi-disc DVD Player Logo

174 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75157 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a GE Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...