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Dvd says it starts to record then just stops

I am recording from another machine, when i push record on the dvd side it starts to count up, gets to about 11 seconds, and then just using dvd-r and it seems to read the disk fine.....any ideas or solutions?

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  • 4TheAnimals Jan 01, 2009

    When I try to record from my TV DVR list it starts recording then stops at 26 seconds and restarts the machine



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Have you tried to use dvd-rw? or try other movies to record with it.

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