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Disk Initialize Can't seem to get a new disk initialized. Have gone to Disk option Tried to select Disk Initialize, but it grayed out and will not let me select form that portion of the menu. I can select from the bottom of the menu to select PBC, Auto Play and YourDVD Is there something I have turned on, or need to select before it will let me do this?

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  • Adavid Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. Have not been able to solve the problem by using the owners manual.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I am unable to load DVDs and CDs. The TV screen show "Loading" for a long time, then say "Bad Disc" regardless of what is in there. It won't even load a cleaning disc. I have read the manual and checked all connections but nothing solves the problem. I tried calling your 800 number but it has been disconnected. Help, please!


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Had similar problem. My unit is 5 years old an found it cannot recognize certain higher speed DVD-R. The DVD that failed was Memorex and indicated "up to 16X". I tried a different brand "Sony" that indicated 1X - 16X" and the latter worked. I believe the older units cannot read the high speed disks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

If it's a DVD recorder, make sure you are using compatible DVD-R media. Check in the user's manual if it supports DVD+R or DVD-R.

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