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RCA DRC8335 only three months old either fails to finalize DVDs or says "BAD DISK" when I try to play them right after recording. Using Sony media.

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Yeah, i have a diferent model by
RCA and it is trivial if it will do what it is supposed to. Return it if it is still under warranty and go for a better brand. These RCA units are flaky and similar problems are widely reported.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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Hi sjw632001,

Or should I say Steve Warren of Enfiield Ct? It's good that you can't fix your vcr. We wouldn't want you graduating from soliciting kids online for sex to watching child porn now would we?

Enjoy your time with bubba!
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A commited volunteer.

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