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Cannot initialize DVD discs. Same one I always used Sony rw. Seemed to work fine for ages now doesn't want to initialize any of them.

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Are you using + or - discs and are they the same type of disc which your programme was originally recorded, as a minus pre recording will not be able to be written to a plus disc so make sure both formats are same

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In the case of DVD-RW discs that can't be initialized. Check if this has already been done (or if you need to unfinalize the disc).

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Check the manuel some DVD Players do not support DVD RW or -R +R formats.When Ifirst put my burned movie in I got the message that the player cant play that format Just ignore that and advance the Video to where the movie is starting then all my burned movies played fine. My Pioneer BD 51 FD does support DVD RW +R -R formats so be sure that you can play burned DVD RW +R -R on your Sony player. I was in Wal Mart the other day and they had some DVD players on sale but on the box it said that they do not play DVD RW +R or -R Burned DVD's so be careful if you do buy another one I went to best buy and found mine. Check first it will save a lot of hassle later. This software works great but it may not play in your DVD Sony Player there is a list here of compatible DVD Players


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your disc is scratched or a pirated one


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