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All of my recorded discs are DVD-R. Will the Toshiba DR420 play DVD-R discs?

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Yes,it well play on Toshiba and all other brands of the DVD Recorders.If your DVD- R discs do not have any finalizing codes in the orignal recording device u use to record it.

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SOURCE: disc not reading. toshiba dr420 dvd recorder.

Multiple problems with the DVD recorder one of them could be the lasers not reading correctly its software is messed up or there something wrong with this but to me it sounds more like the DVD recorder has a problem I've experienced this problem before not with this particular type of DVD recorder I fix the problem by unplugging the DVD player for about 20 seconds to a minute to give it a good reset.
Quick tip: most high Tech Device problems or unknown errors can be fixed by simple restart or reset hope this helps

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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I need a users manuel for a toshiba dr420 dvd recorder


Toshiba has the manual for the DR420 on their support site: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=2805096&rpn=undefined&modelFilter=D-R420KU&selCategory=2797338&selFamily=2797342 . (If you need to, click on the User's Guide tab.)

If this doesn't work, start at http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp . Click on Product Support and then DVD & Blu-ray and then DVD Recorders and then the model number in the various drop down menus.

Note this manual is the one for the DR420KU which is the USA version. If you are in another country, try that region's version of the Toshiba support site.

I hope this helps.

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Won't allow recording ESPN and other cable channels.


It sounds like the programs are copy protected. I've had the problem with an E 27 error, but I've had success with recording other programming.

Jun 14, 2010 | Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder

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How do you connect dvd dr420 to dish hd reciver with dvr to give me the capabilityto record from my dvr to my dvd dr420? do you have a phone number? how much does it cost to join fixya?


Connect to the component outputs on the back of the dish receiver. This is the output for TV1. Then conncect the ouput of the dvd dr420 to your TV. I am using the HDMI output on the dr420 to connect to an HDMI port on my tv. This results in a 1080p picture on the TV which is sharper than the 1080i from the dish receiver's HDMI cable. My Sony TV has multipe HDMI ports so I can choose betweeen these 2 inputs and can see the differance since Dish only sends 1080p on it's pay for view channels.

Jun 14, 2010 | Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder

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How do i rewrite over a disc that is full


If you are using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, you can format the disc by performing "Format". You can format DVD-RW for either video mode recording or VR mode recording. DVD+RW can be format in order to erase all content of the disc.
You may not be able to reformat a disc that is not previously formatted by your recorder an example would be a. DVD disc formatted by PC or another recorder.
Follow these steps to re-write:
Insert a recordable disc.
1 Press [SETUP].
2 Select "DVD Menu",
then press [ENTER].
3 Then select "Format", and
press [ENTER].
4 select "Start", then
press [ENTER].
5 Confirm by selecting "Yes", then press
[ENTER].
Formatting will start.
6 Formatting is completed.
When the disc is ready for you to rewrite to "100%" is indicated.
Formatting 100%

Mar 29, 2010 | Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder

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Disc not reading. toshiba dr420 dvd recorder.


Multiple problems with the DVD recorder one of them could be the lasers not reading correctly its software is messed up or there something wrong with this but to me it sounds more like the DVD recorder has a problem I've experienced this problem before not with this particular type of DVD recorder I fix the problem by unplugging the DVD player for about 20 seconds to a minute to give it a good reset.
Quick tip: most high Tech Device problems or unknown errors can be fixed by simple restart or reset hope this helps

Jul 28, 2009 | Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder

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I have toshiba dvd recorder,the problem is the recorded dvd cannot play with other player. Do I have to return this recorder as it just a week away since i buy it


Hi there,
Make sure you Finalize the disc when you are done recording, otherwise it won't be read on other players or computers. To do this you go to Setup> Disc and choose Finalize. It takes a few minutes per disc, don't turn off the player while it it finalizing. In the same Setup menu you can choose an option to autofinalize the disc when you are done recording, so you do not have to to it manually each time.

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