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I have Pioneer DVR 633H. In order to copy a dvd, I have to copy it first to the hard drive and then transfer the data to the blank dvd using the disc back up function. What is happening is that 2-3 minutes into the transfer, it will stop and say "back up error". Sometimes the blank dvd is partially used and I have to throw it away and start over. Sometimes it freezez and i have to unpug the machine in order to try again. I noticed in one of the past logs that they said the dvd speed plays a role. My machine records up to 12x and I am using 16x discs. There are times when I can record 3 in a row and there are times when it takes 4 shots to record one. Please advise. Thanks!

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  • pranamstoall Aug 29, 2010

    I dont understand how the machine could catch a virus when it's never connected to the internet.

  • pranamstoall Aug 30, 2010

    I got a reply that stated that there could be a virus. This machine hasn't ever been connected to the internet which makes me feel that he doesnt know this machine.
    My original explanation is pretty detailed.

  • pranamstoall Aug 30, 2010

    My Pioneer unit is NOT a computer. It is like a vcr that is hooked up to my TV except that it is a DVR..

    You are the 2nd person that I have talked to that didnt pick up on that the model number had DVR in the title.

    I am assuming that you are not acquainted with this type of hardware?


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If you insert the DVD into your computer and "format" it,that should wipe it clean instead of tossing them.I don't know if the DVR will format,it appears not or it would probably do it to begin with.Let me know how you make out.Good luck! Greg

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  • Greg McCarthy Aug 30, 2010

    Yeah I did see that.Before you try to record to the DVD that you're recording TO,wipe that DVD clean by formatting it on your puter.

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 30, 2010

    ...instead of throwing them out,you can clean them 100%.


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The problem is in your hard drive it hasn't gone bad but will go bad pretty quickly. You do have on erray of hope though go through the menu and set your DVR back to factory default settings. This should solve your problem if you think you have cotracted some kind of virus that is making your DVR act erraticly. This takes your hardrive back to the point when the firmware from the factory was installed. You will lose your current programs but you will basicly have a new DVR.


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