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Philips DVDR3450H Recorder does not record all of timed programs


I have a Philips DVDR3450H DVD recorder. When setting to record from my digibox to the internal hard drive on the recorder, I occasionally get two faults:

- the recording starts late, so I miss the first part of the program
- the recording starts on time, but does not finish, so I get about 30 minutes of a 1-hour show.

Any thoughts?

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  • BigEyesNEars Mar 04, 2008

    My Philips DVDR3450H 160GB Hard Disk recorder is freezing up occasionally while playing a title from the hard disk. This usually happens after abt. 2 hours of playback.

  • CityBoy5705 Mar 15, 2008


    Thanks for comments. I had thought of PDC issue, and had eliminated it as a cause.

    To resolve issue, I uploaded latest software from . Issue has not recurred since I did this.

    Thanks again...

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Blu-ray player is 2 years old , only used to record occasionally, & never had a problem before. Recently deleted ~19 recorded shows to make room for a show to record, I set the timer & all seemed well, but when I checked later if it had recorded I found the message no storage device lacated. I'm not sue what happened as now I can not even view the stored shows on hard drive - has my hard drive crash & if so what can I do about it?



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When setting the record timer make sure that PDC / VPS is switched OFF.

PDC - Programme Delivery Control / VPS - Video Programming System is designed to allow for late starting or running programmes. Not all channels support PDC/VPS, so the recorder may be waiting for a PDC/VPS signal which isn't there.

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