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How can I get a firmware updagte for Sylvania SRDV495 vhs/dvd combo cannot record on any disc. I am only using -r & -rw which is supposed to work in this machine. I Keep getting "Disc Error- playback may not be availalble on this disc" No matteer what brand of DVD I try I still get dics errors.

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There are no firmware updates available with this unit. It sounds like there is a defect in the unit itself. I would use the unit for playback only and not recording and invest in a unit from a manufacturer that offers better support. A new one will run about 150-200$.
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Lee

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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