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DVD will not finalize

After dubbing vcr to dvd, i select disc menu/list i geta menu of play play all etc but nothing to finalize. if i exit out by pressing enter . the dvd will play on the xbr716 but will get an error on my computer dvd player or any other dvd player.

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  • maranello Dec 21, 2008

    Same thing for me. Manual makes it sound like the finalize option should be accessible from the Disc Menu Button, but I can't see it.

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I have a Zenith XBR413 that I have a problem with when I copy from VCR tapes to DVD-R discs. After I copy them, I can finalize the disc using the SETUP button on the remote and then choosing the very bottom disc icon at the bottom of the menu screen. It then leads you through the finalization procedure. But the disc will still not play on any DVD player but the XBR413

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Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
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1
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1. Insert a blank DVD disc in the DVD deck and
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