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Can't get past LOAD

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?

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Re: Can't get past LOAD

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.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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Re: Can't get past LOAD

It might need to be cleand u take the sheild off and take a q tip and lightly clean the laser
pls rank ps keep off the carpit

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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well there the first thing i would check is the audio connection..

basically if you are recording from a playing media, like a dvf player

it would be like this

audio and video out from the dvd player to the inputs in the recorder.. then the out puts from the recorder to the input in the tv... (just a refrence)

upload your diagram, and state exactly what you want to record from.. if its the tv or another media type..

If its from the tv,, lets say you got cable and you want to record from cable,, Its

connect the out put from the cable box to the input of the dvr, then the out from the dvr to the input of the tv..


if its from an arial

connect the arial to the dvr,, now connect the dvr to the tv,, I guess you got the picture of what i am saying..

Basically all the out put from the media you wish to record from to the DVR and then from the DVR to the Tv..

Feb 22, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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I am trying to record cartoons for my 4 month old onto dvd from cable... I cant quite figure out how to hook it up.

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.

Dec 07, 2010 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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My samsung vr357 will not load a disc

The laser lens needs cleaning . You can try a DVD cleaning disk from Target or Walmart . If that doesnt work , the player will need to be opened and manually cleaned

Apr 20, 2010 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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I am trying to record to a blank dvd-r. I load a

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:
Function Combination VCR Y Compatibility Playback Media DVD-R,DVD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,CD-R/RW,CD,VHS, DVD-RAM Playback Formats MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG-4, DivX A/V Quality Progressive Scan Y HD Upconversion 720p/1080i Digital-to-Analog Converter 10-Bit/54MHz DTS Output Y Dolby Digital Surround Sound Y Connectivity HDMI CEC Y Convenience Child Protection Parental Control Physical Features Connectivity HDMI Output Y Component Video Output 1(Rear) S-Video Output 1(Rear) Composite Video Output 1(Rear) Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs 1(Rear) Optical Audio Output 1(Rear) Product Weight & Dimensions Dimension 16.9" x 3.1" x 11" Weight 8.8Lbs. Shipment Weight & Dimensions Dimension 20.2" x 7.1" x 15.1" Weight 12.1Lbs.

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.

Good luck

Jun 24, 2009 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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Motorola VIP1216 DVR and Sony VRD-MC5 Connections for Recording?

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Samsung DVD-V$357 recorded dvds won't play on other machines

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.

Mar 14, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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Recording from cable dvr

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

Jan 12, 2008 | Samsung DVD-VR357

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