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Camcorder samsung vp-dc173

Keep getting message bad disc i am using sony dvd-rw

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Re: camcorder samsung vp-dc173

Have to update with the new firmware. Contact Samsung to know how to get the new version. I don't think u can download it from the web site.

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Need to unfinalize disks. I had them finalized and they will not unfinalize so that I can use the disk again.

If your mini DVD disk is a DVD-RW (or DVD+RW) and it had (previously) been finalized in the VR (or Video) mode, simply select the "unfinalize" option ... (in DISC - Camera mode, from the MENU - Disc Manager - Disc Unfinalize ) ... as in p. 82 of your manual.
If you do not want the video data on the DVD-RW disk anymore, you can simply re-format the disk again, so you can re-use the disk.

Jun 10, 2010 | Samsung SC-DC173 DVD Camcorder

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6 seconds into recording the following message appears: write error - to recover disc, presss OK. having pressed 'OK' the screen then shows 'Disc Loading' message - this takes time and uses up battery...

It turned out to be a simple case of a defective disc, which, for some reason failed to work satisfactorily. I replaced it with a fresh disc (JVC 30 min DVD-RW) from he same batch and it formatted ok and worked well too. I checked that it had recorded and I was pleased to say that it had. So let's hope that that was the cause of my problem, because the camcorder is now just out of warranty.
Many thanks for your halp in this matter.
Jim Stringer

Oct 13, 2009 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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I have a samsung vp-dc171w mini dvd recorder. I was told at the time of purchase that the disc would replay in a dvd player but none of mine play it. Is there an adaptor or something needed for it to play...

If your using DVD-RW make sure you format it in video mode. Do your recordings then when you want play them back on a dvd player you have to finalise the disk in the camcorder first.
If you want to continue recording you will have to un finalise the disk.

Aug 23, 2009 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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Formatting the disk

Yes, the mini DVD-RW will work on this camera. When you insert the disk and power on the camcorder (with the mode on DISC), the camcorder will try to read the disk, and if it isn't formatted yet, the LCD display will offer you the option to format it (in VR or Video mode). Simply select and click to format the disk

May 07, 2009 | Samsung SC-DC173 DVD Camcorder

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Viewing Discs on Samsung VP-DC161

RE; smasung DC 161(i) pal and possibly other models The reason why there is no disc message when there is definitely a disc is installed is because the disc programming has malfunctioned, Its because of Samsungs poor design, after powering up the camcorder and inserting a disc, the disc will load and a green flashing light appears for a minute or two while loading if the Samsung camcorder is switched off while loading the camcorder will essentailly self destruct and their is no remedy, however that does not mean the Samsung is completely useless,the camcorder can record on a 4 GB SDHC(max 4GB) card using the switch from disc to memory card

Dec 16, 2008 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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Samsung SC-DC173(U)

I've been trying to find out the same information. We went to disney this year lost 3 full dvd's worth. Called samsung all they told me was to use memorex mini-dvd's. Thanks alot ):
Anyways hopes this helps a little.

Sep 04, 2007 | Samsung SC-DC164 DVD Camcorder

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Finalizing and reading discs

What a load of rubbish this camcorder is and Samsung customer service is a load of rubbish too.

Jul 11, 2007 | Samsung VP-DC161 DVD Camcorder

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