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

Hi All
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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  • swtwtroses Mar 25, 2008

    m not getting a promt to finalize. at the end of recording it just says updating info.



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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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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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