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Recording Length Not As Indicated

In "3 Hour" mode disc fills up after 2 hrs 47 mins, in "8 Hour" mode disc fills up after 7 hrs 6 mins. Obviously the recording bit rate is too high.
Any chance of a software update ?.
RCA's solution (after 15 mins on hold) "unplug the unit for 5 mins"
Uh huh.

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  • walterb-sfo Sep 29, 2008

    My unit doesn't have a hard drive.

    This is happening with DVD-R and DVD+R discs

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Hi. Yeah, RCA soutions are worthless. What happens is that the hard disk loses recording time while in use. Like a hard disk losing clusters on a computer and making them unusable. To get that recording time back, you will need to reset the unit. To do this, go to the main menu, press and hold the play and open buttons on the front pannel for about 7 seconds. This will reformat your hard disk. Keep in mind that reformating will erase all data. I have looked up and down for some type of firmware/software update and RCA support told me to disconnect the unit..press the power button 10 times and connect again!!???!?!? How silly. Hope this helps :)

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