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"Recorded" or "Blank"? this is the Problem!

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I bought a R155 DVD Recorder & a blank DVD-R (4.7G - 120min - 8X) yesterday.
I Recorded some minutes of my TV shows on that blank DVD and it played successfully in my R155. so i have a DVD-R with some recorded scenes on it now. i saw this scenes by R155 successfully...
but when i put this DVD-R in my laptop DVD Player, it detects as a Blank DVD!!!
what is the problem?
thanks for any HELP...

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Re: "Recorded" or "Blank"? this is the Problem!

Probably you have not finalised it after recording is completed. I had the same problem but after finalising,, I am able to play it in any dvd player.

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Re: "Recorded" or "Blank"? this is the Problem!

Check to see what format you are able to play on you Laptop
Sometimes they only work on some formats. Also make sure you are not recording in progressive scan

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