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Recording Recorder says no data available. Won't record because it says disk full. Went to hdd erase and set to erase. Go back to record, won't record because still says disk full. Always kept on "continue" in record setup. Even tried rebooting several times, no change.

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I have the same problem. I believe this unit is a lemon by Samsung. I was so exhausted I went to Hard drive erase. After I erased the HD, now it will not record or go into recode mode. I think all it good for now is just to view the monitor. When I call Samsung they dont have a clue what a DVR is. I never seen a company so illerate. They cant even tell me where I can send it for repair.

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