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Recording problem Everytime I try to record anything I get "Recording failed. Audio format does not match."

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Re: recording problem


What is the source of the content you are tryng to record?

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Here is the manual for it go through it carefully and u will find the sol. to ur problem.

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Bush dvr3006 will play audio disks but wont play any dvd ! just says load for ages then turns off or no disk ! help please ?

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  • Blu Ray Recording: No
  • Compact Flash Card: No
  • DTS Decoder: No
  • DVB-C: No
  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: No
  • DVD Audio Playback: No
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  • DVD+R Recording: Yes
  • DVD+RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD+RW Recording: Yes
  • DVD-R Playback: Yes
  • DVD-R Recording: Yes
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  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Playback: Yes
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  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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    What are “Recording modes”? for DVD-RW
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