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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,

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Re: Can't view DVD's burned from the tv on a DRC8335 RCA...

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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