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I have a Toshiba D-R17DT dvd recorder. With the HDMI out it wont let me record from it saying about copy protection !! Why is this ?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Toshiba DVR recorder incorrect disk message

You could try the factory initializing process I found on another webesite (AVS Forums): "Had this message pop up a few weeks ago. Tried the solutions in the manual, no go. Tried unplugging it for 7 days, no go. Called Toshiba customer service @1-800-631-3811, the tech told me: 1) turn on TV and set to receive your DVD signal 2) Turn on DVD player and remove any discs 3) put Dvd / VCR selector on DVD 4) at the same time, push channel selector button UP (^) along with the PLAY button 5) hold the buttons down until TV screen shows "Initializing" message, release buttons, let DVD player go thru it's reset cycle and shut down 6) turn DVD player on and watch your DVD movies now Works like a charm. Put this in your manual for the next time." My unit has not worked since December of last year, I only had it for one year and it conveniently stopped working right after the one year warranty. My unit was not functioning whatsoever past turning it on, but when I did the factory initialization I was able to operate my unit again....UNFORTUNATELY, it still does not read disks, I still get the "Incorrect Disk" message. I guess I could consider it progress. But still try it, it may work for you. My unit just seems to be fried beyond repair. If anyone has any suggestions on how to correct the incorrect disk problem, I would be greatly appreciative. I'm not ready to throw mine away yet!

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Recording from DVR.

There is a firmware update posted on the Sony support web site. It takes care of the copy protect error. However, i have encountered an error where the recorder doesn't identify the input signal. It posts the message "waiting for input signal." I have no solution for this one yet.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: A BTPASS CODE FOR COPY PROTECTION FOR A LG RH2T160 DVD RECORDER

Try this one:

Press Home on remote.
Go to setup
Scroll down list to highlight lock icon
Press 0 seven times
You will get a message saying "Congratulations Region Change Free [Yes]"
Press enter on remote.

Hope that helps........

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Copy by-pass protection LG RH2T160 DVD Recorder

I already tried googling that and nothing shows up. if there's such code, LG knows it.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Toshiba DVR recorder incorrect disk message

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Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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