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Sylvania dvr90vf dvd recorder

Will not record it says that the disc will not playback to please eject. I have tried several different dvd disc brands. It will play movies but will not record.

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  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    I am also having a hard time finding dvds that will record in my dvd player recorder. I am still buying and returning dvds!!!

  • Athlake Mar 05, 2008

    It is telling me to eject my disk as it won't playback, what kind should I buy?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I also have a Sylvania DVR90VF that will not load a new disc. I keep getting a Disc Error, Please eject the disc, Playback feature may not be available on this disc. I am using 16x DVD-R Disc . Cannot find 2x 4x or 8x disc that I was told to use by Customer Support. I had no problem burning 1/2 spool (25) of these same discs before.
    Sylvania Customer Support sucks. This unit should record on any DVD-R disc no mater what the burn speed. What a piece of junk. PLEASE HELP, Lenny



  • mackster68 Feb 24, 2009

    I am having a similar problem with my Sylvania DVR90VF. I am using a Fujifilm disc (DVD-RW) that writes at speeds of 1x to 2x. It was working fine for the first year. I was able to record my TV shows and play them back with no problem. All of a sudden it is not recognizing the disc and I get an error message. Do you have any solutions for this?

  • chetster57 Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem as others have noted - won't recognize new disks anymore (even though I did the format upgrade two years ago). I'll certainly be staying away from Sylvania DVD recorders in the future!

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Unfortunately without a firmware upgrade the only disks you can use are DVD-R or DVD-RW. The tricky part is that you can ONLY USE 2X speed. Per my conversation with Sylvania there is a firmware update that will allow you to use up to 8x disks, but they are charging $17.00 for it.

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I use MAXELL DVD-RW 4.7 GB 2X 15-pk (2 hrs in SP Mode), and they work just fine. UPC 25215-62768. I usually get them on sale at Office Depot for $ 6.99 (regular $20 or so).

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This recorder only works with 8x dvd-r disc max

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Are you buying the right formatted disc for your recorder? is it dvd-ram, dvd-r, dvd-rw,dvd + r or dvd+rw. check your manual.
good luck.
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Error message when tying to setup to record..
Disc DVD-RW 4x. 4.7gb 120 min.
Recording Error
Can not record on this disc.

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