Question about Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder
My HR 720 does not burn to any DVD -R media. Now it only accepts DVD -RW Sony 1x-2x compatible. If I insert DVD -R ( used Imation 16x, Sony 1-16x, TDK 1-16x, Philips1-16x, also Benq, Samsung, Verbatim...) - either a message "Cannot play or burn this disc" appears, or if not , when burning starts, message "Cannot copy because of error detection" appears. Sometimes it burned to Philips DVD -R 1-16x, but there was many defects on the DVD and no player nor computer was able to play it. Also from
-RW it currently accepts only Sony -RW 1-2x mentioned above and sometimes Philips -RW 1-2x. Other - for example TDK-RW 2-4x - when formatting I got message "Cannot format because of error detection". I have to say, that all the media, that were "unaccepted" by this recorder were used then for burning on computer without any problems a also they are playable also on the HR720. I used the cleaning disc - nothing changed.
Has anybody such experience or even an advice, what to do?
To the guy who replied mentioning adjusting the potentiometers..YOU ARE A STAR...Just did this on a similar model..samsung hr 733...now reads all media and burns perfectly..Backed the screw off a tiny bit and its working like a dream...Many thanks mate..
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
I agree. My HR720 DVD not only would not burn discs but also had trouble playing them. I was ready for throwing it in the bin!
I gave the solution a try as mentioned by mysus. Works fine now. Thanks a lot for the info mysus.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
this guy "mysus" is a genius! I have had above problem on a Samsung HR-725 (160 Gb Version of the HR-720) now for approx. 1 year. I´ve called the Samsung Hotline and tried other dealers - nothing worked. Today I came accross this help and tried it out immediately - and it works perfectly. However, you do need to know a little about PCBs and electronics.
I used a variety of different -R DVDs and they all seem to work now. Many thanks once again for this fantastic link.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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