Hello, I have a Philips DVD Recorder that will not record. It goes through the motion of starting up and after a few seconds freezes. After pressing stop it takes a while till the machine will open the tray but it then says the Disk is empty. Any idea what is wrong and how much it may cost to repair.
I may be a bit late but I just upgraded my firmware. I downloaded the zip file and burned it as per the instructions with Nero Burning Rom. This may help. Visit the Philips website and search for your Dvd recorder there.
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Use the Dub video feature. This will work if the source is not copy protected. Make sure you have a writable (or rewritable) DVD with sufficient space available in the DVD tray (closed) and put your tape to dub in the VCR.
Press Setup on the remote and navigate down (up/down arrows) to Recording and press OK. Then select Dubbing Mode in the next menu level and press OK. When the Option menu opens, highlight VCR to DVD and press OK. Press Setup to exit this menu. Choose a recording mode using REC MODE on the remote. Press Play and then Pause when you reach the point where you want to start the recording (press quickly if you want to dub the whole tape; you will lose a few seconds while the dubbing starts so include 5 seconds extra if starting later in the tape). Then press Dubbing on the remote. The duplication will start. Press Stop when you reach the end of the section to record.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (only the Setup and Rec Mode buttons do not have a matching button on the front of the unit. The later steps (setting up the start point, starting the Dub and stopping it) can be done with the remote or the buttons on the unit.)
SLP is the lowest picture quality possible for a DVD recording. Due to the extreme compression used for this mode, fast motion and detail are lost. It's one of the costs of long playing time. Try the next recording speed faster?