Question about Panasonic DMR-EZ48 DVD Recorder
It can depend on many things, including: the format of DVD that was 'finalised' (for example, if you tried to finalise a DVD-RW in this unit, it will playback fine in it, but not in a normal player). Let us assume that you used a DVD-R, which is meant to be recorded once then finalised for compatible playback in all players. If that is the case, your DVD recorder might have a software issue which can only be checked by a qualified technician in a fully equipped service centre. You cannot fix this yourself, and I do not recommend online firmware updates, in case you get what looks like the right version for your model, but ends up being completely different and damages your machine permanently. You may also have a faulty digital controller board (the little board the DVD-RAM drive connects directly to) - if so, this may need to be replaced as one part; since it is not fixable at component level.
Get a quote from an authorised Panasonic repair workshop before going any further (this unit is repairable/fixable; just not at consumer/owner level). The quote will not only tell you what exactly is the issue, and what needs to be done, but also the likely costs involved to correct it.
Assuming you used the correct DVD formats for recording/finalising, and the problem persists regardless, the workshop could be your next option. Only pursue this if you want the unit restored to full operational condition and you are prepared to accept the expense, unless you have some sort of warranty.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You can record and finalize DVD+Rs one time. After you fill a DVD+R or
complete all the recordings you want on a single DVD+R, finalize it.
Otherwise, the DVD+R will play only on this Recorder.To play the Disc on
other DVD Players, you must finalize it first.
Once you finalize a DVD+R, you cannot record on it anymore or make
editing changes.Therefore, make sure the Disc is as you want it before you
Press SYSTEM MENU. Press
; to select in the top left
corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen.
9 repeatedly to select in the second screen,
9 repeatedly to select Finalize disc. Finalize disc
appears in the menu only when an unfinalized DVD+R is in the
"Finalizing" will appear in the menu.The process may
take a few minutes.
When finalization is complete, the Index
picture screen will reappear.
You cannot unfinalize a DVD+R, and you cannot record or
edit the DVD+R after you finalize it.
A DVD+R will play on other DVD Players only after the
Disc is finalized.
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