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Dvd player will not play back after recording , says unknown data or empty disc

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  • brettplymale Aug 26, 2008

    I am using a Toshiba DVR 610, using DVD-R. After I burn a DVD it
    plays on the Toshiba DVD player but not on any other device. I
    either get a "disc error" message, or the disc is recognized as
    "blank". I have the settings on "compatable" and looking at the
    underside of the disc, it seems as though info has been burned into it.

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The dvd player is not actually recording to the disc. It first records to a "hard drive" on the DVR. when the recording is complete, the user must request that the DVR downloads the recording to the disc. Since I do not know your brand and model # I cannot really instruct you further.

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