I am having trouble trying to copy a VHS tape to a DVD-R. It keeps giving me a error message that it is the wrong disc and needs formatting. What can I do to record my VHS tapes to A DVD disc? which disc should I really be using. The book of instructions I have tried to follow but never turns out as a copy. I tried to call Sylvania themselves but the product they said was made for especially for Sears and Sears does not have technicians for this type of help.
Can you help, I am desperate. [email protected]
I have the same unit, a SRDv495 and have also been having
a bad time getting dvd's that will work in my machine. I also
bought mine from Sears. I have found one that works every
time and that is a MAXWELL DVD-RW. The trick I think is
the speed of the DVD, so you need to use the ones that have
Up to Max 2X, 4.7 GBgo, 2 Hrs. I find these work every time.
Hope this helps.
I have the same unit and I find that it doesn't like certain brands of discs. I actually gave up and started using dvd-rw discs and just copying them again with my computer if I want to keep a recording. I mostly just use it to record TV. Also, make sure that the VHS you are trying to copy isn't copy protected, that can give you errors as well.
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Commercial movie VHS tapes have copyright protection added to the tape. There is hardware in the recorder (mandated by law) that will sense this signal and not allow copying of these tapes to another tape or any other media. There are hackers that have built devices and modified equipment to circumvent this, but you risk legal action if caught.
From comments posted on the Internet by other Sylvania users with a similar problem, I
learned that I had to use a 4X DVD-R (the ones I had been trying to record on were 16X).
And I found that Office Depot sells the sometimes hard-to-find 4X format, so that's where
I'm headed right after lunch. Thanks.
It could be the color on the surface of the disc.Try using a differnt type of dvd disc. There is also a different types of burnable dvds. there dvdr and dvd rom make sure your using the correct one. The differance is the burn speeds. 4times is fast. check your users manual which sould be on www.sylavania.com to see what the player requires. See if that helps if not get back to me.