Movies on my recorded discs freeze after a few minutes of play
I have an Emerson DVD/VCR Recorder Combo EWR20V5 that I had used for several months not realizing there was a problem. I usually watch the movies I record and then label and put the disc away for watching again another time. Last week I recorded one that I did not have the time to watch. When I went to watch it, it played for about 27 minutes and then froze. It would not play, rewind, or fast forward. Then only button that would work was stop. I ejected it and tried again and it did the same thing. I tried some of the other discs I had made and they all did the same thing, although they froze at different times; each within a 25 to 40 minute time period of play. I use the -R 8x discs that are to be used with this machine according to the manual and followed the directions exactly. They recorded to disc perfectly according to the screen, titled perfectly and finalized perfectly. They just won't play all the way through. What could be the problem?
Re: movies on my recorded discs freeze after a few...
Sometimes this unit gets "confused" - not sure why -- but try first using a CD cleaning disk and let it start and stop a couple times (sometimes lens gets dirty and does this) - if that doesn't help then try unplugging unit and leave unplugged (from wall socket) for about 30min then plug in, set local time and then see if the disks play okay - sometimes this "resets system"
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Unfortunately, the EWR20V5 does not handle DVD +R or DVD +RW discs for recording. It can play back some of these discs, when recorded and finalized on another recording device. However, it may not recognize some DVD +R/+RW discs at all. This recorder recognizes all DVD -R/-RW discs. This is a common manufacturing design for DVD/VCR recorders.
you have to have a dvd RW that says write speed 1x -2x. this is an older dvd. most newer ones are 8-16x speed. Sony makes them and you can get them at most stores. you have to read the back.
Robo in Tupelo
Okay have had the same problem for 6 months, have bought 10 different brands and speeds of DVDs. Tried the reset idea, 5 times still no luck! I was so furstrated I was just going to buy me a new player.
Then I seen a laser lens cleaner, it was under $10 dollars at Wal mart. Came home reset the played 1st then tried the cleaning disc. I"M recording AGAIN and no error messages!
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.