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LG RH265 - Problem when trying to register blank disk/dubbing

Hi, My RH265 DVD/HDD Recorder is not registering blank DVD's to intitalise and is coming up with the unknown disk type. If I enter a disk and use the HDD Movie menu to Dubb a recorded program I only get the Change Inserted Disk. I have used quite a few different types of blank discs and get the same answer. Is there something specific that could be wrong, as I have dubbed many programs before wthout a problem. Thank you in advance :-)

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    I have the same problem as Necra's LG RH265, the recorder won't register blank disk to dubb recorded title, a box appears saying change recordable disk. I have tried numerous different discs and the same thing happens. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    Same problem,

    have tried different brands of DVD discs, gone in and checked settings, read the manual section on dubbing a few times still no joy.

  • myxite Apr 21, 2008

    Have the same bug, can one get a new DVD recorder/player to replace the faulty unit? and what price would it be?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    i have bought the recomeded discs but only some of them play if i download a film none of them play

  • donrogrs Jul 24, 2008

    Blank DVDs register full when I put them into my DVD recorder

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My lg only read some dvds. DVD-RW +RW -R +R

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    my lg have read problems with all type of discs, some read and some no.

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. Have tried numerous types of disks but it keeps coming up that I have to insert a blank disk. Seems to be a major manufacturing error - mine is over 12 months old so dont think manufacturer will be much help now unless they can solve it for us all.

  • cantfindone Nov 09, 2008

    How do you finalize the disk?
    I can see the option in the menu, but cant high lite it

  • paulmullins Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem with my RH265. I just will not register any type of blank disc, My HD is now full and I wish to keep everything on it can someone please help..

  • wimpied Feb 09, 2009

    My problem is similair although not exactly the same. I bought my LG RH265 dvd recorder 6 months ago, and i have dubbed several programs since then, but only recently it has started to give the "unknown disc" message on ALL dvds. New or dubbed/copied. I know sit with 80 + discs that i cant finalize...please can someone help???

    Thanx in advance

  • bowen78 Mar 01, 2009

    I had a similar problem with my RH2T80 and called LG more times than I care to remember with no solutions. I too have dozens of disks of all the different formats in different brands and nothing would work. LG treated me like I was some kind of idiot and that it must be me that is the problem not their top quality machine. HA HA! In the end I decided to get nasty with them and low and behold it turns out this is a common problem and they are aware of it. I had bought my machine online and there are no service dealers around here for hours so I demanded they pay for and arrange a courier which they did. I had the machine back, fixed, within two weeks. Have not had any probs since. As far as I know they replaced the disk drive and something else. Don't give in to them. My machine was purchased with the specific idea of copyilng home movies of my babies to disk and never worked from the minute we got it. Prior to getting fixed it was also very sensitive and we found we couldn't hire movies 'cause they never worked. Now it is great! What a shame you have to beg just to get something that works. Won't buy LG again!

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    I have a range of purchased DVD's and some will play some won't. I get the DVD not recognised oor incompatible disk errors even though I'm sure that a DVD that now produces an error has played on the machine previously.



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The DVD needs to initialise the disk first. Come out of the HDD dubbing menu and press DVD on the remote. The blank recordable disk should be recognised and you should see Initialise disk? on the screen. Press Start and hey presto, you can now dub from the HDD Movie dubbing menu (as per the manual instructions).

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To finelize a dvd on this player u burn everything then u go into the disk and u go to titlename and go ok then u can go to the start menu and the finalize part shows, u dont have to change the name of title u just go to that and click ok on the dvd part under hdd menu where u view dvds, only one title not all of them and it works. its not mentioned in the booklet so how they expect u to no that is beyound me, LG are well lets say not very helpful with there shotty products, i had a fridge that broke down less then 10 months after i got it where it was a frost free that froze in freezer which stop fridge part working, they tried to fix it over 2 yrs and then they gave up and said they wouldnt fix it, so i made a complaint to consummer affairs and they have been on there back since they sent a new repair guy out at christmast and its now may and no ones been back.they said if they cant fix the problem its just bad luck id never buy anything else of theres for the way they treated me

Posted on May 10, 2009


When using dvd-r unit must be in dvd mode to initialize. if using dvd+r it will do it in either dvd or hdd modes and in order for them to play on other units you have to finalize the disc by going into the disc menu and selecting disc and then finalize.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

Maybe DVD RW, perform a full erase and initialise through Nero. If you can get the recorder to register the disk then try formatting or initialising with the recorder's in built tools.

Other than that could it be a region issue?

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Hi you need to initilise the disk first. Play a bit further with your hdd

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