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The only reason that you have to finalize a DVD-R disc is so that you can play it back in an external DVD. Once finalized, you can no longer add motion video to that particular disc. Discs that are not finalized can still be played back when inserted in the DVD-camcorder.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Nov 12, 2017

You have a faulty device. Time to replace.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Apr 09, 2017

Hi ron, The first thing you should have done was to search online for "driver for hitachi dz-gx20a". Doing so would have got you a hit on a Hitachi library. http://dvdcam-pc.support.hitachi.ca/en/download/DLL.asp

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jul 26, 2015

To get any part you need for your hitachi camcorder call or go on-line to,Andrew electronic and they have everything you need. 1800-289-0300 or 800-289-0301 kentucky.good luck.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Apr 01, 2013

the light will not come on when it is plugged in and the batery is set in the charger to charge, even with the dc out power supply the dvd cam will not work, could the charger go bad? does this happen often?

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jan 24, 2012

It should have a mini usb port behind the pop out video screen. You will find the exact model details under the battery.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Sep 12, 2011

eBay is the best place to look for things like this - you will find many of them for very reasonable, some aftermarket, some original.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Dec 18, 2010

No, The round DVD holder is necessary for using on DZ-MV350 or DZ-MV380.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jan 27, 2010

Try updating your driver or use DriverDetective.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Dec 25, 2009

Just look for a dvd player that will play dvd-r's . Lately I see most units will play both dvd-r and dvd+r's so you should really have no problem here. It is compatible as long as it's dvd-r . I am not sure about your dvd player night recording question. i think you might need to clarify that one.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jul 16, 2009


More likely it's mechanical.


Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jul 02, 2009

I have the same camera, and found out that the VRO file is just MPEG2. So copy the VRO file onto your computer from your disc. Once its on your harddrive, you can right click on it and go to properties. Re-name your file from VRO to MPG, making sure that you still have the original VRO file in case you need it for other programs. Once I change it to MPG file name, I can use media player to play it and I have a DVD movie maker where i can edit and record to DVD.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Apr 14, 2009

I got a hitachi camcorder at a flee market and it did not come with an instruction book. Everything is fine up to the part where I have to finalize the disc in order to play it back on my DVD player or whatever. I have all the cords but don't know where the outlet on the camcorder is, in order to plug into the ac charger.. In other words: Where do I plug the cords. I can't find anything on the camcorder that will ssupport the cords,, Is there a hidden slot somewhere on the camcorder???? Please help, Email me at...... [email protected]

Thanks Mel

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Mar 18, 2009

Looks like Hitachi doesn't have any software available on line to do it. You will have to contact them to get one.

You can use abobe software for free to try to get them or goto Kodak.com and use their free software as well.

If it doesn't see your camera as a disk drive in my computer, you can get a card reader to retrieve the pictures that way.

Heres the owners manual if you need one:


Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Feb 22, 2009

Current Hitachi Models use no disc caddy for the DVD disc. The 2003 and 2004 line of Hitachi DVD-Camcorders (DZMV350A, DZMV380A and DZMV550A and DZMV580A) utilize a round disc holder to accommodate the smaller design of the newer models. All previous generation DVD-Camcorders use a square cartridge. The actual discs are the same and can be used in all models as long as the disc is placed in the appropriate holder or cartridge.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Jan 18, 2009

Hi There, Impact damage could cause all sorts of problems. Some may be minor and some major. Unless your an electronics tech or you feel up to opening the unit, you may not know what your actually looking for. A repair shop might be your best bet. If you do open the unit, check for broken cct boards, poor connections especially around where the battery terminals are or where the external power supply plugs in?
Good luck, mr cicmo

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Dec 28, 2008

You need a download hardware from Pinnacle. www.pinacclesys.com You may use a simple one PC/TV card with software. If you are from India, you may get several options like www.monarch.com etc.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Nov 10, 2008

-Press ‘Play’ on the camcorder and review the footage on the 2.5” LCD screen -Connect the DVD-Camcorder to your television using the supplied Audio/Video cables -Download the file to your PC using the supplied USB 2.0 interface cable(not available on DZMV730A) and view it using a Windows MPEG Player application that supports DVD recording format (.vro file extension). -Finalize a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc and play it directly through a home DVD player.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Oct 28, 2008

pls try to connect the camcorder to your pc if you have a firewire and capture the audio recording. you can also download mymp3 audio recorder at download.com for free and record the music while playing. at this point, you can save the music to mp3 or wav file then burn it to cd if thats what you want to do so you can give a copy to your friends. hope this helps.

Hitachi DZ-GX20A... • Answered on Aug 25, 2008

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