I had my dvr for about 2 years and all of a sudden when I put in a dvd to watch it will play for alittle while then freeze then play then freeze and also a couple of times it did not even read the disk it just said NO DISC
The 1500 needs to have a cooling fan installed and possibly the power supply repaired if it has been damaged from overheating to make it work reliably. It's rare but the DVD drive sometimes breaks or wears out. You can test it on a PC with instructins on my website here:
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leave coaxcil cable on dvr ;unplug the colored wires from the dvr output and plug them into the output of the recorder;plug a second set of colored wires into output of dvr and into input of recorder;be sure to set recorder input to proper setting on recorder (input one or two) now you should be able to record what your dvr plays or just use it as a dvd player ; you will need to have all three on to watch tv though.
What format are you recording in?If the recorder is set for DVD +R, and your playback machine won't read the disc, you may need to record on a DVD-R, or a DVD +-R. Or vice-versa. Some DVDRW discs will record on one machine and won't play on another. The media are incompatible.
Another problem - if you are copying a copy-protected disc, it might not play back either.
Are you sure you are finalizing the disc? This process takes 4-5 minutes and requires two or three responses sometime.
Try unplugging the unit from its power supply. Wait a few moments and then plug it back in. I have the same unit and that is what I have had to do. I am afraid that we have purchased junk. This machine "works" some of the time. It usually functions well as a player but fails on numerous occasions as a recorder.
you may have fixed your dvr1500 by now but i just came across your signal problem today,so if it is still not working try putting a cable from the yellow video out of your 1500 to tv video in ,switch to this input on your tv and you should get a picture.after this is done set output on 1500 to composite and put into cbl/sat on amp,put hdmi cable from tv into hd out on amp, go to setup input assignment ,click on this to get monitor out,click again you get hdmi mntr flick right to switch on,put your tv to hdmi and you should have a picture.
hope this helped.
Here are the manuals:
Quick Setup Guide (1)
Quick Setup Guide (2)
More info check this page:
Cyberhome has gone out of business in the US. My DVR 1200 stopped working but I was able to repair some capacitors on the power supply to get it going again. You can find more support information about the 1200 and 1600 on these websites:
and search for Cyberhome.