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VHS to DVD playback

After i converted a VHS tape to DVD on the SP mode on a DVD+R disc, the dvd will not play in other players....any suggestions?

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Re: VHS to DVD playback

The document for the XBR716 needs to be re-written and re-issued, because it is missing information on how to finalize the DVD.

Press the HOME button, then go to Disc Manager.
Select the Finalize menu, Finalize and OK to start.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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:: Remote Control Overview
1 POWER Press to power the DVD+VCR on or off.
2 TRK+/- While a tape is playing, press to manually adjust tracking
(i.e., to remove white lines from the screen).
3 0-9 Use to select channels and set menu items.
4 SKIP/F.ADV Press to skip ahead in one-minute increments, up to 5
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5 SHUTTLE <</>> Press the 4 and 6 buttons to scan forward and
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7 ZOOM Press to zoom in at 2 or 4 times normal magnification (DVD
8 100+/3D SOUND Press to select cable channels 100 and above.
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9 DVD Press to set the remote control to operate the DVD deck.
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11 VOL +/- Press to adjust the volume.
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13 REW AA In DVD mode, press to skip to the previous track. In VCR
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15 ARROW KEYS Y/B/A/" Press to navigate in the menu system, see
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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
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VR mode recording
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Video mode recording
• 4 different picture quality/recording time settings available
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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.

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