When I try to copy from the hard drive to a DVD, my Polaroid DRM-2001 DVD burner icon displays on the TV monitor as if it is recording, but it never doesn't anymore. It should take only about 20 minutes, but now, I've let DVD burner run overnight and it simply doesn't copy to the DVD anymore. Any suggestions??
I think the DVD player /recorder unit in this model is suspect. I have had this problem as well as many others and I think that it judy does not like certain brands of DVD's I might buy 100 or 200 blanks only to find that after 50 or so I start having a lot of record failures. Most of the time when I change brands the problem goes away for a while. It is as if the machine gets tired of one flavor and wants a change. I have found more trouble with -R's than +R's.
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First of all with all do respect I do not have the polaroid drm 2001G. I have as I exprest in my letter to you the polaroid dra 01601A. The problem i had was an audio problem and i simply rechecked all my connections and found that I needed and extra set for HDMI plugs on my TV.
You will have to split the title and record on more than one DVD. The default speed is SP, that is 2 hours of recording. If you want to record longer programs, go into setup and change the default record speed to one of the other settings, for example: SP+ which is 2 1/2 hours or one of the other longer record settings. This DVD burner will only record at the same speed as you recorded to the hard drive. You can also edit out the commercials by using segment. Go to the title you want, press the right arrow, scroll down and select segment. When you want to start your edit, press enter. when you want to stop the edit, press enter again. You can use your right arrow to skip forward 30 seconds and your left arrow to skip back 10 seconds if you went too far when editing. You will see where your edits are on the screen by the darker color. Do this through the whole program. When you record to DVD, the commercials will not be recorded. Hope this helps you.
Three suggestions: 1) take it apart and clean the laser and the spindle 'hub' that the DVD rests on OR 2) get a 'cleaner' disk that will 'whisk' any dust from the laser diode. OR as a final suggestion 3) replace the DVD recorder with another. Plain old EIDE parallel interface units fit fine. This is a very friendly machine in that it will accept PC compatible hard disks and DVDR drives. tom
Carl, Better late than.. I think that the Polo can record the encoded closed captioning onto the HDD, but you have to have a CC equipped television to display the captioning. The newer Magnavox and Philips recorders sold at Walmart record the captioning, and have the capability to display it even on sets without the built in CC decoder depending upon your recording settings. If you get a digital converter box and connect that as the source to your Polo, you can record CC displayed on the screen if you want. tom
you have to choos the sp mode which is over 2 hours in recording. i noticed that after you set it in sp mode and you press the record button on the recorder panel more than once, the recording time changes.