Last evening I hooked up my Samsung DVD-VR357 and successfully made a test recording from my DVR to a DVD. This morning, however, when I put a new DVD in the machine, it says LOAD, and never moves beyond. The manual says to wait until it no longer says LOAD, but I let it sit for over an hour, and it still said LOAD. I tried it with both DVD+RW and DVD+R disks. Any ideas?
Do not to use "Memorex" brand of dvds. They will not "finalize"; you will receive a "cannot finalize due to errors on disc" message. The dvd recorder can only record @ 4X speed only, but you can use 16X disks.
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The device unit?U must have DVD/VCR recorder player to record things out of cable tv or other tv signals.Not just a DVD/VCR player.Read ur manual for instruction,u hook up a VCR before right,the same principle.
If exact model is Samsung DVD-VR357, than it doesn't even has to recognise blank disc as your unit is DVD PLAYER with Video Casette Recorder.
See Specs. for your unit below:
MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG-4, DivX
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Component Video Output
Composite Video Output
Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs
Optical Audio Output
Product Weight & Dimensions
16.9" x 3.1" x 11"
Shipment Weight & Dimensions
20.2" x 7.1" x 15.1"
Closest model match for DVD recording unit would be DVD-VR375
Unfortunately you have player only and you won't be able to recor DVDs with it whatsoever.
I have the same problem currently. I have successfully recorded to the Sony CM5 in the past from my DVR, but no longer can. I have Comcast and wonder if they have changed the DVR firmware and blocked output. Also some broadcasts have something in the signal to stop recording. I got half of my program done, and can't record the rest on DVD. I will try to DVR local news, then record to the Sony, to see if it's a signal issue or something with the Sony. I haven't tried to record from a VCR.
Did you finalize the disk? If not, this should solve your problem. When the disk is finalized you should be able to play it on your computer if you can play other DVDs on it. Some other DVD players can only play specific disks (i.e. DVD-R, DVD+R). This may be another problem.
You have to hook up an AV cable from the box to the DVDR.. Out on the cable box to IN on the DVD player.
Then put your DVD player on AV1 - ( you can do this by pressing the INPUT SEL button on the DVDR remote)
Then put the Cable box on whatever channel you want to record. And press the record button on the DVDR and you will record whatever channel the cable box is on
If you can't get to AV1 then you have to disable cable box control (menu>setup>system>cable box control>off