Question about Samsung DVD-VR357
I record movies from my DVR. They all play well on my machine,
but will not play on anything else (even a computer. I read
the other post and solution that said that finalizing the disk should
take care of the problem. It doesn't on mine. We went out
and purchase the same DVD-VR357 for my daughter. It would play
the R+ DVDs, but not R- DVDs. So some will not even play on the
same system. What am I doing wrong? I am finalizing all of
I finally took my Samsung back to Sam's Club and traded it in for a JVC. Warning to all...I could not burn any DVD's from my DVR. For those who don't know what a DVR is, it's the same as TIVO, only it's the Direct TV version of it. The JVC keep giving me a copy right notation. But, you can copy it to the VHS recorder. So, I thought, ok...I will copy it to a DVD from the VHS tape. It won't do that either. It is becoming difficult to even obtain a DVD/VHS recorder now. At least with the Samsung you could copy to a DVD disk and play it back on the Samsung. That's great until the Samsung breaks down. I guess our options are becoming very limited. I wonder if we will soon be able to just upgrade more memory into our TIVO or DVR? It would be far less expensive and give you a higher quality to view than having everything on VHS.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I've heard of DVD players having trouble reading RW formats if there not being played from the player they were created in. The best thing you can do is check the manual on the DVD you are playing to can read that particular format of DVD.
I've been doing this for serveral years now and I find that most DVD players out there don't have a problem reading DVD-R disks. Fortunately I have set all the burners and recorders to use that one format and playback hasn't been a problem unless the DVD player was created before DVD burning was around.
Make sure you finalize them when your done.
The best thing to do is to get a few DVDs of each format, record on them, and see what works best for your needs. It will take some experimenting at first but it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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