Everytime I watch a dvd, my machine automatically
switches off, at intervals of 30 minutes. I don't know if this is a programing problem or is my machine at fault. Please advise me what to do. It
is 14 months old
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In the control panel, go into "power options", there make sure the settings make sense(that there's no setting that shuts off the hard drive or hybernates the PC after a while its apparently not used).
Failing electrolytic capacitors on the motherboard or a failing power supply sound like a potential avenue of investigation to me. You may be able to detect bad caps with no more than a visual inspection for bulges and/or leaking electrolyte.
Try borrowing a power supply and see if it solves it.
Does this happen with more then one DVD playing software?
Hope you sort it out
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The dvd recorder will not automatically edit out parts you don't want to see....the easiest way is to watch the movie live and if you know the part you don't want to record, press pause during the part and resume when it's done. Otherwise you will have to load the whole movie from dvd to your computer, get an editing software and cut out the scenes you don't want. There are lots of these simple programs on the market and some are even free.
Quickest way is to watch it real time and push pause on the objectionable parts.
Hope this helps.
This is Teac's description of what this unit can do.
TEAC's TV Tuner enables video and regular Television viewing on a notebook or desktop PC. Simply, turn your notebook PC into a portable TV! TEAC's USB TV Tuner is the smallest video capture USB2 device available today. The tuner allows you to watch, capture, and record your favorite TV/CATV, VCR, DVD or Video Camcorder on your PC, then burn them to VCD, SVCD or DVD disc with your CD or DVD Burner. Simply connect your analog cable or antenna to TEAC's TV Tuner, grab the remote and you are all set! The Tuner can be used to record video files or TV programs in DVD quality. With the bundled MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Encode software, recording a favorite video or TV program can be easily done. MPEG editor can be used to edit video files, which can then be burned into VCD, SVCD, DVD by using CD/DVD Maker software. The Tuner can support multiple video inputs, including S-Video, Composite Video, Coaxial/Antenna TV connector. It is a DVD quality TV/Video recorder.
I ended up calling Motorola who suggested I unplug the power cord from the machine for 10-30 minutes. When I powered back up, I had to give the machine time to reboot but after about 10 minutes with power on I was able to access my recorded shows.
1) Put a compatible DVD in the tray. (I have noticed that I must format DVD+R discs, but others are formatted okay for recording -- such as DVD-R and DVD RW)
2) Close the tray.
3) Make sure the player is set to HDD and not to DVD. It will indicate HDD, DVD, or SD on the LCD screen.
4) Using the remote press the "functions" button.
5) Select "copy" from the menu when it appears.
6) You will now see the list of programs you have recorded to the HDD. Highlight the one you want to copy and press "Enter" on the remote.
7) I think there are two confirmation screens that come up, press start or continue or whatever it says.
8) My recorder generally takes about 14 minutes at high speed to copy a two-hour program. If the program is longer than 2- hours, you must divide it into tow or more shorter segments for more than one DVD.
9) If you want to select several shorter programs (not to exceed 2-hours combined) highlight the programs individually pressing the PAUSE button on the remote. This places a check mark next to each of the programs. When you finish, press the enter button on the remote and go through the confirmations screens again.
10) If the DVD is nor rewritable, it will automatically run the "finalize" program. It takes about 3 minutes and runs after recording. This formats the DVD so that it can be played in non-Panasonic players. If it is a DVD-RW, they you must finalize it manually if you want to watch it on other types of players.
When setting the record timer make sure that PDC / VPS is switched OFF.
PDC - Programme Delivery Control / VPS - Video Programming System is designed to allow for late starting or running programmes. Not all channels support PDC/VPS, so the recorder may be waiting for a PDC/VPS signal which isn't there.