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Can't view DVD's burned from the tv on a DRC8335 RCA DVD recorder

We bought a new RCA DRC8335 DVD/VHS Recorder/Player for Christmas. It is hooked up to our Sattelite and the reception is fine. No problems with anything except for the DVD burning.
I burned a disk just playing around to see how it went. I can see there are files on the DVD, so it did record, however the finalize screen that was supposed to appear never did when I stopped recording. When I try to view the DVD I see nothing. I can see that the counter is moving through the files, but there is nothing on the screen.
Tried the disk on the player and on my computer. No luck on either.
Can someone please give me some pointers, step-by-step, so that I can use my player.
It will play pre-recorded DVD's fine and also plays the VHS tapes. Just won't play back what I have recorded.
Thanks so much,
Kaye

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  • JRRieck1737 Jan 19, 2008

    I have the same kind of problem. I set my DVD recorder up on the timer to record a movie on it at night after I've gone to bed and it goes through the motions and then the next day, I turn it on and get to the main menu and it doesn't have the play disc highlighted and then when I go to play disc, it tells me it's a blank tape. I have recorded on it while the tv is on and and I also record on the VCR without any problems, but when I do it with the tv off is when I have the problem. I have a satellite box but as far as I can see it it hooked up correctly. I also had to purchase the RF Modulator because my TV is a little older than these newer one. I have called RCA help line 2-3 times and all I get is people who can't seem to help me.

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If you do not finalize the disc then you can not play it back. Go back to your instruction manual and look under 'setting options'. There should be a choice to 'finalize disc before ejecting'. The recorder will not finalize a disc until it knows when you are done recording, so you have to tell it somehow.

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