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Using a Toshiba D-VR610KU I dubbed from a cassette tape to DVD after first formatting a DVD-RW disc in Video mode. The disc plays back fine on the Toshiba machine after it is finalized. But it won't play back on my Go-Video DVR5000 although rented discs play OK on the Go-Video machine. What can I do to make the discs playable on other machines?

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  • galexan772 May 03, 2008

    Using a Toshiba D-VR610KU I formatted and dubbed from VCR to DVD. I finalized and it
    played back on the Toshiba and on my computer.
    Would not play on my Go-videoDVR5000. I tried
    both DVD-RW and DVD+R (both of them 4X set for
    120 minutes) Same result. How can I produce
    discs that play on other machines?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I can put in a disc and it makes a sound like it's going to play it and then it just spits it out. I doesn't matter what kind it is music, instructional video whatever it won't play

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Set first the time setting, then be sure to set the disc speed before you record..

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Try DVD +RW

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Apr 28, 2008

    +R and +RW have a better error correction and play better on many dvd

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The other reason for the 'remaining space' on the disc you describe showing less than 120 minutes is due to a title recently being recorded or erased - unless you format it - the 120 minute / 4.7GB DVD-RW will not show full available space. Erasing titles on re-writable DVDs does not increase space. The same rule applies to unfinalised +R / -R discs (you cannot re-format these to get the space back once recorded - they are 'once only' writables)

I recommend you invest in some DVD-R discs and re-copy your VHS tape to that - then if you are satisfied with the result, title etc., finalise the DVD-R - it will play on any DVD player or PC with DVD support (or it should). These discs are relatively inexpensive to buy just about anywhere.

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OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

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1
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DVD
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DVD-RW DVD-R
VR
DVD-RW
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