20 Most Recent Samsung DVD-VR375 DVD Recorder/VCR - Page 7 Questions & Answers

There are two ways to record DVD's to VHS tapes using the Samsung DVD-VR375 Recorder Combo.

The first method involves going through the Menus of the DVD-VR375, the second is a shortcut that using a special button on the remote.

The Menu Method:

  1. Insert the DVD you want to record from.
  2. Insert the VHS tape you want to record to.
  3. With the unit in STOP mode, press the MENU button.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to select DUBBING, then press ENTER.
  5. Use the arrow buttons to select SIMPLE DUBBING, the press ENTER.
  6. Use the arrow buttons to select DVD -> VCR, then press ENTER. The message 'Do you want to copy DVD contents to Video?' will be displayed.
  7. Use the arrow buttons to select YES, then press ENTER.


The Direct Dubbing Method:

  1. Insert the DVD you want to record from.
  2. Insert the VHS tape you want to record to.
  3. Press the VCR dubbing button on the front panel or the remote control (on the right, labeled TO VCR).
  4. To stop recording, press the STOP button.

NOTE: there are two very poorly translated-into-english caveats in the manual regarding reasons why DVD to VCR dubbing may not work. One is that the dubbing function is not allowed in progressive scan mode. The second is that you cannot record from the DVD to the VCR if HDMI cables are connected to the player. If you are having trouble recording to tape, these may be the reasons.

To ensure progressive scan mode is off follow these steps:

  1. With the unit in Stop mode, press the MENU button.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to select SETUP, then press ENTER.
  3. Use the arrow buttons to select VIDEO, then press ENTER.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to select PROGRESSIVE, then press ENTER.
  5. Use the arrow buttons to select OFF, then press ENTER.

Using HDMI cables to connect the player to your TV may initiate some kind of copy protection to prevent the copying of some or all discs. Using component cables (three RCA cables: Red, Green and Blue) to connect your player to the TV alleviates this potential problem. Many 'video people' will agree that component cables provide superior picture to HDMI cables. Regardless, the manual does warn that the player may not be able to dub dvds to tape is HDMI cables are used. So if you are having troubling dubbing, replace your HDMI connection with a component one.


That should just about cover all the bases for dubbing DVDs to VHS with your Samsung DVD-VR375 recorder.

I hope that helps.

Samsung... | Answered on Jan 01, 2010

Hello billwade1216,

I'm sorry to inform you but we are unable to disclose those types of details as it is Illegal, and against Fixya's policy.

Sorry for any misunderstandings, thank you for trying Fixya!

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

some of these things are very fussy as to what blank dvd media you have put in them. try a few other brands. On my philips you can designate what signals are going to and from each connection so go through your manual again checking all your input/output connections are correct and you have selected the right function

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

New HD tv. Have digital cable box connected to tv., cable box connected to DVD recorder, but can't get setup menu to come up on tv screen. I had a similar problem. I have a HD tv connected to a digital cable box. I hooked up the DVD recorder with the wires it came with, but it would not play or give me the menu. However it was correctly hooked up. So the next day I connected a HDMI wire from the DVD recorder to the tv and everything works now.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 27, 2009

Unless you have a multi-regeon DVD player or the maual has codes in it, generally you cannot change the regeon code on most DVD players. You can wtch it on your PC though.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 30, 2009

This Unit also has flex media recording for the various blanks + plus R/RW and -Minus discs.
Keep in mind the lower the speed (rate) 8X 4 X and 2 X discs are going to perform far better than 16 X discs. Not that it can't handle these.

As for your machine not wanting to finalize or even keep the disk in them for soem reason its not wanting to read each of the disks correctly and you have tried all the basic solutions that you can. Making sure thier blank disks, cleaning the lenses inside with a cleaning cd, checking the disks for fingerprints smudges ect.

Yea your only other option are trying a smaller x speed rate then 16 on your disks, sending or taking it off to a repair shop, or buying a new one.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 05, 2009

Your manual can be found here online. You may need to go to adobe.com and download adobe reader to view this link,
Your manual is here

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Samsung... | Answered on Nov 05, 2009

Upscaling will only occur when playing DVDs. You have to use an HDMI connection from the DVD player to the tv. For upscaling of DVD's you will also have to setup the upscaling resolution in the DVD player's setup menu. Be sure to set the resolution to one that your tv will support.

If your tv does not have a HDMI input, then you will not be able to use the upscaling feature.

Upscaling will not occur on antenna signals. This is not possible because the hardware (inside DVD player) is only meant to upscale DVD video.

Again, to upscale DVDs ONLY, you will have to have an HDMI cable going from DVD player to TV, set up your upscaling options on your DVD setup menu and have a TV that has a HDMI input and is capable of recieving the upscaled resolution you have set your DVD player to.

If you have any further question regarding this, let me know!

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009

If discs skip, freeze or doesn't read, along with the recording problem, then it could be a dirty lens. If cleaning lens doesn't fix it the optical p/u assembly will have to be replaced. Make sure the items you are trying to record aren't copy guarded.

Samsung... | Answered on Sep 01, 2009

try cleaning the lens but be careful when doing this,also your dvd machine may not be compatible with other disc formats, normal dvd players can only play dvd video and some vcd. Not all dvd players will play DVD-R/Rw or DVD+R/Rw discs, check your owners manual.

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 14, 2009

Bets solution is run av cables and not RF male to female.. AV out of VCR to AV in on DVD rec. Check in menu or at back of vcr for sountsetting like BG,I, DK etc and check also on DVD rec that its the same

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Could they be plugged into a reciptical connected to a light switch?

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009

If the player has no traction, it can stop like when the tape gets to the end. The unit must be taken apart, removing the upper cover, to inspect and of tape sensor, that is a plastic tab , and to check if there is anything stuck in the mechanics, and eventually clean the traction wheels.

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

before the disc will play on other players, you need to "finalise" the disc. Finalisation ensures compatibility with other devices. Go into the "Setup" menu, and look for "Disk Manager", there will be a finalise option. select the option, and after approx. 3mins the disc will play on other players.

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 18, 2009

What type of disc are you trying to record onto?

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 16, 2009

The DVD-VR375 does not have an HDMI input. The connection should be:
• RED WHITE & YELLOW CABLE from your cable box (AV OUT) should connect to the DVD-VR375 (AV IN 1). Set the DVD-VR375 to AV 1 using the INPUT SEL. button.
• Next, connect an HDMI cable from the DVD-VR375 (HDMI OUT) to the TV (HDMI IN). Set the TV to the proper source.
This connection would allow the recorder to work as a pass through and will let you record TV programs as well as watch your cable channels.

Hope this helps!

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 08, 2009

Here setup guide:quick setup guide
Using link below you can also download the manual. Samsung DVD-VR375.pdf

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 05, 2009

if you do not have a progressive scan tv there is a way to reset the dvd player but each one is different if you have the Manuel it will tell you but if not refer to the manufacturers website if theres nothing there email them make and model and they should be able to send one or try the 1 800 help lines

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 05, 2009

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