Question about Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR
When insterting a dvd-r disc in the unit it reads and says to reject the disc because playback feature may not be availible. I want to dubb vcr to dvd but it will not accept the commands. THis is a new machine.
I have the ewr20v4 and i've already had the service upgrade allowing me to use up to 8x disc on the dvd-r. i called them because they are getting hard to find, as many are 16x or higher to ask if they had an upgrade or newer service pac....answer - nope. got told go to best buy as that is the most likely place to have the selection necessary vs kmart or walmart.
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
This unit here can only use DVD-R (2x or 4x) or DVD-RW (1x or 2x). Anything other than that will result in a disc error.
Also, check the error message it is giving you when you press record. It will be an E followed by some numbers. If it is an E4 and more numbers, then the unit needs to be serviced. You can try running a disc cleaner but if that does not work, then haveing the unit serviced is your best bet.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
I am having the same problem with mine too - ewr20v5. I just talked to a customer service rep, and he said that to take a disc cleaner to it, and then if that does not work call for a firmware upgrade. That should take care of it. I asked if this is a recurring problem and he wa shemming and hawing about it and finally said "sort of". So in my opinion I think the Emerson folks know there is a problem and are hoping that everone just lets it go by the wayside. I will try to clean it this weekend and see if it works. If it doesn't then I will get the update and try that. If that doen's worj I anm probably going to just give it to Sal's Army or Goodwill, or just junk it. At that point, it is not worth the trouble - will probably just get a new one since they are so cheap now.
Posted on May 04, 2007
Hi try antoher disc and c if it does it again if so...take to fix or change it if its new it still have warranty!! good luck
Posted on Feb 23, 2006
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