My LG RH 1999H (in DVD Mode) goes through all the of the process of recording things from tv shows or from external devices, after i finalise the disc it does not recognise it nor does any other DVD Player. It takes about 5 minutes to try and read the disc & then tells me unknown disc I have taken the cover off the unit & noticed that the writer is just a standard computer IDE computer DVD burner, however it has a special housing that holds it into the unit. Can someone tell me where to purchase a replacement writer that will fit that particular housing?. I Iive in Australia
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My LG DVD recorder was unreliable when recording TV broadcasts to "standard" DVD disks. Frequently it would begin recording a show and then stop with a copyright error message during some commercial. I rarely got a complete show. Very frustrating!
Solution: Buy some DVD-RAM disks and this machine will become totally reliable. They are hard to find and a little more expensive than +RW or -RW. Because of the copyright programming on this machine only DVD-RAM disks will work in VR (Video Recorder) mode.
Try inserting your DVD media into the PC and doing a 'quick format'. The LG is not seeing what it considers to be media that it can use. It is not seeing that you have inserted recordable media. Sometimes you can reformat the DVD or do a quick media erase, and the LG can then put on its blank "squares" that is uses for its menu selection. I think that it what it does when it 'initializes' a new media. tom