Question about Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR
When I attempt to record anything. It doesn't matter if its from the vcr or from tv. The recording error message appears and states it cannot record to this disc. Even though I have recorded to it several times before. The system is only about 10 months old. Please help
I don't know if I have this exact model, but let assume I do. I have the same problem and have had this unit for at least 3 years. Recently the problem return for me when I run out of disks. Back when I had this problem, I contact Emerson or whoever the techs were, and was sent a disk with instructions to call back when ready to install. It was a flash ROM( I beleive) fix to allow this then 4X max recorder to accept 8X disks. I recently found some 8X Verbatum disks that I bought. I still have this record problem intermittantly. Today I restarted a record 3 times before it proceeded. The best bet is probably to buy the lowest speed disks possible and cross your fingers. The sales person at Best Buy told me it shouldn't matter since the range is 1x-16x on most disks and that they should work. But, I think there is something to the 8x max disks.
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
Thank you Sandage 2000! Worked as you said. This has REALLY been bugging me--big time. Happy Now in VT :)
Posted on Jul 30, 2007
I purchased my EWR20V5 unit in December 2006. After 10 months usage it developed several problems
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
Try using 8x and lower DVDs and -R ones; try cleaning with CD cleaning disk and then try recording a few min again. If that doesn't help try unplugging and waiting about 30min then put in disk that was previously recorded and go to last item and play it to end (if 2hr long skip to last skip and then play until it finishes) - now try just recording a few min using the manual DVD record button and see if error comes up again - usually this unplugging somehow resets everything. Hope this helps ya'll.
Posted on Jun 08, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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