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Dvd player and analog tv

You're not trying to use the "Tuner" in the ILO are you? Bypass it and use the A/V cables from the "out" of the converter box. I think mine also has the coax type cable from the "to tv" to the ILO, then from the "to tv" on the ILO to the television. Either way should work. Mine works great, its a zenith and I have successfully recorded to discs in my ILO. Just change the Source back to the DVD source to watch a dvd or select the corresponding A/V connections that are hooked to your convertor box to watch/record television.
11/6/2012 11:57:58 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Nov 06, 2012

High pitched noise from TV only from DVD recorder

maybe your you need a new cord
2/4/2012 9:49:07 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Feb 04, 2012

Just hooked up recorder to tv and when we try to

I assume this happens mostly with recordable DVDs that you recorded / burned yourself, and less often with store bought DVD movies.

This brand is infamous for its unreliability. They are known to have trouble playing certain types or brands of recordable DVDs and will very likely quit working altogether within a year.

See the following link for some typical customer reviews:


Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information and items at the website indicated.

Some people have suggested disassembling the unit and replacing some of the components on the power supply circuit board to increase its functionality, but unless you are an electronics technician, I would recommend you save yourself the money and hassle and just go out and get yourself a better quality unit instead.

The really good brand names like Sony will certainly be a little more expensive initially, but you will not regret the purchase later given the normally excellent build quality and dependable customer service and support you get from them.

I'm afraid this is not just a button or setting issue and there is not much you can do to fix that machine yourself. You will simply have to live with its limited functionality until you get a new one.

Sorry about the bad news, but rest assured that you are not alone in your disappointment with the quality of these machines.

Good luck.
5/10/2011 12:48:27 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on May 10, 2011

Can I get a remote foe this dvd recoeder

Yes you can vist to your nearby electronics shop where you can easily get the remote.
2/4/2011 5:34:21 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Feb 04, 2011

I have ilo dvd recorder and i dont have the remote

Contact OrionAmerica.com for an original remote!
4/13/2010 3:24:25 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Apr 13, 2010


This unit only uses DVD +R or +RW. I have found the Maxell works the best with mine.
3/4/2010 2:40:36 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Mar 04, 2010

Region hack

How to bypass DVD region code protection ?

As we've said, a lot of newer drives are RPC-2 drives these days. Some of these drives don't allow raw access to the drive until the drive firmware has done a regioncheck. But some RPC-2 drives DO allow raw access, so in some cases it is quite possible to use a special software to bypass the protection:

The first solution is free VideoLAN player: click here to download VideoLAN. It might take a long time to initialize DVD. So just pop the disc in your drive and try it out, while you get a coffee.

The second solution is free Remote Selector tool: click here to download Remote Selector. Launch remselec22.exe file. Click Control tab. Choose Enabled, and check all options Region Free, Disable Macrovision, Disable User Prohibition as shown below:


Click Start Player button, and try to play your DVD.

How to change DVD region ?

The region can only be changed five times, before its set permanently.

In WinDVD: if a DVD from a region different than the default one is tried to be played, the dialog box for changing the DVD region code should appear. If that dialog box do not appear, check the region code set in the software:
Click Start, All Programs, Intervideo Win DVD, and Intervideo Win DVD.
Right-click the Win DVD window and select Setup or Properties.
Click the Region tab and check the region code selected.
If there is a 0 in the Changes Until Permanent field, the DVD region code will not be able to be changed again.
If a number from 1 to 4 appears in the Changes Until Permanent field, add a mark in the checkbox of the desired region and click OK. The new region will be set up.

In PowerDVD: the first time you insert a DVD title, to be played on PowerDVD, a small dialogue box will appear. It will set the region code to match that of the DVD title you wish to play. After this the program will be set. However, if you have a region free DVD-ROM drive, you have the option of playing DVD titles from different regions. PowerDVD will allow you to change the region code setting up to five times, and then it will be locked on the region you have listed on your fifth and last change. At that point you will only be allowed to watch DVD titles from that region. To change the region code, from the original setting, just insert the DVD title in your DVD-ROM drive and run PowerDVD. When the software recognizes that the disc is from a different region than what was previously set, a dialogue box will appear. For this example, the Current Region is Region 1. After changing from one region to another, I will have four changes left. The program detected the disc I inserted was from Region 2, so it selected this option. Once I click OK the Current Region will be changed to Region 2 and the DVD title will play.

How to make DVD-ROM region free ?

If your drive is locked, DVD doesn't play and you can't change region code or bypass protection using described methods, then the last & only working solution is to "patch" your DVD-ROM drive, and replace hardware region code protection mechanism. It's a dangerous method, which can be used only by PC professionals.

If you live in the USA or Canada (R1) then you most likely won't need the ability to play DVDs from other regions, unless you are interested in some of the rare titles that are out in Europe (R2) but not in the USA. If you live in Europe and you prefer to watch the movies in English then most likely you have to flash your firmware (in order to buy American DVDs).

Load another firmware which disables the region code protection. This is ONLY for advanced users!

Step 1. If you're unsure about the type of the drive I suggest you run driveinfo.
Download DriveInfo program from this page: http://www.remoteselector.com/driveinfo.htm

In case of ASPI error you have to install forceaspi first. Here's download link with instructions on how to install it: http://force_aspi_18.w.interia.pl/. After installing forceaspi you have to reboot your machine. Driveinfo will show you the type of your DVD drive as well as the current firmware, and whether or not the drive is regionfree. If driveinfo tells you the drive has no region protection of course you don't have to do anything.

Step 2. After you determine the type of your firmware you should download _EXACT_ version of patched firmware. Go here: http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php and check if there's an updated firmware for your type of DVD drive. This step is really crucial! Double or triple check that you have the right firmware, otherwise your drive might not work after flashing anymore (and unfortunately there are flash programs that allow you to load the wrong firmware). Bad flashing could destroy your drive definitively. Read carefully the installation notes of your firmware before you upgrade. The Firmware Page and the drive manufacturer can't be responsible. AND REMEMBER: This is at your own risk.

Step 3. After you've downloaded the right firmware you'll have to create a Windows bootdisk. You can format a disk and check "copy system files" and you'll get a working bootdisk. Then copy the flasher program and the firmware to the disc as well. Then reboot your pc and change the boot drive order if necessary so that your pc boots from the disk drive. Since every BIOS looks different I can't tell you where to change the boot order. Please refer to the manual of your mainboard / pc or call customer support.

Step 4. After rebooting run the flasher. Then the program will search for a DVD-ROM and ask you if you want to flash. Type yes, wait until the program has finished, then reboot your pc. Once back in Windows run driveinfo again. If everything has gone as it's supposed to that's what you're supposed to get. Enjoy.. you've just beaten the DVD-ROM Hardware region-protection system.

NOTE: Before you buy a DVD-ROM make sure that there's RPC-1 firmware for it on this site: http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php.

You should be aware that in some cases the warranty might become void if you mess around with your drive on your own. Here are additional useful tips: The DVD-ROM Firmware Flashing FAQ

10/21/2009 10:32:30 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Oct 21, 2009

Will not record or read disks other than pre

make sure the format of the dvd is + R or +RW, if it is -R or -RW, will not work. that dvd player can record to a certain format. if you got a stack of dvds, you should see it on the label.

if you have +, let me know, and we'll troubleshoot it more.
10/18/2009 4:11:09 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Oct 18, 2009

When I place a DVD disc in it shows (no disc or

this item will not play store bought disks it is for recording and burning blank disks you need a normal dvd player
7/4/2009 3:56:18 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Jul 04, 2009

Our Bose DVD player has


Please check by going into settings menu whether the Auto Subtitles is set to ON, if still it does not work then you need to reset the unit, for resetting the unit:
  • Turn off the unit.
  • Unplug the Acoustimass module power cord from the outlet for one minute, and then reconnect it. This allows the unit to reset it.

Please see this Bose User Manual for more information.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.


5/26/2009 2:48:00 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on May 26, 2009

Dvd will not load inside does not spin

maybe you clean the disk wrong
4/26/2009 5:08:28 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Apr 26, 2009

Stopped recording/won't open door for disc at all

There's a slot on the bottom where you can insert a small slotted screwdriver and slide it to the left to get it open.
4/12/2009 3:26:05 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Apr 12, 2009

Will not power up/"Hello" message will not go away/ Say's "Bad "

I have used my Protron portable DVD Player one time -- I am taking an overnight trip and tried to charge it up -- it will not charge, the LED light will not come on and it will not work when plugged in the a wall outlet. I can seem to get a toll-free support number -- please I do HELP!!
4/2/2009 9:32:48 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Apr 02, 2009

Switching on my san0218-250gb

Does the machine display "HELLO" for 30 seconds then power off again?
If so the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) has failed and needs replacing.

3/9/2009 12:31:56 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Mar 09, 2009

Will not read dvd+r

will it read any kind of disk at all?
1/26/2009 10:42:33 PM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Jan 26, 2009

When i place a recordable dvd it reads "no disk"

If you have +R/RW you can use only +R or RAM DVDs.
Also check the allowed maxximum recording speed (refer the manual, please). If you have for example 4 you can not use disc higher when 4 (it has to be marked 1-16)
If you use 2.7 you should use only discs there it marked 2.7 speed etc
If everything seems OK you need to use CD/DVD clening disk ($6 Walmart)
Please kindly let me know if you need more info. I am here to help
Good Luck
1/26/2009 12:05:56 AM • iLO DVD Recorder... • Answered on Jan 26, 2009
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