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Philips DVDR3450H I have the above hard drive DVD recorder. When recording onto the HDD everything works fine. however when I want to burn a programme onto DVD to archive it, the burner seems to work, it transfers the content to the DVD and the DVD+R seems to have been burnt. However the disc will not read on any other DVD player. Is there a button I need to press to finalize the burn and create a menu? There is no mention in any paperwork I received, but most other philips DVD burners require this. Any ideas?

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Put the DVD back into the drive...Then open the DVD menu by selecting the first tittle on the disc....Hold down the up arrow on the remote to make the "Editing menu" appear....Then select "Finalize Disc".

These instructions can be found on page 54 of the instruction book.

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