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Philips DVDR890 Freezes and jumps frames

I have a Philips DVDR890 and ever since I have bought it its been a real pain. I find that sometimes it won't play pre-recorded films. I have to switch it of and on sometimes to get it to recognise the disc. When is does eventually play the film it sometimes freezes or just jumps scenes altogether, I assume this is when its trying to go to another layer on the disc. When I try to record and try to play back it sometimes says that the disk is empty and this is a Philip DVD+RW disc. Does anybody know if there is a fix for this?

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have you tried to record in sp then playback on same machine if this works then your drum for recording in lp or if yours has ep mode may need replacing as pre recordings are ok you need to get it serviced. hope this goes well

Posted on Aug 14, 2007



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Me too - I've had a DVR3305/05 for just over a year and yesterday after using a lens cleaning disc it refuses to play anything !!! My advise is to stay away from Philips !!!

Posted on Dec 21, 2007


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Try cleaning the DVD if there is scratches use a scrstch removal cleaning system or you can take it to a video store and most likly they will clean it for free for ya. if the DVD is free of scratches/dirt clean the player with a DVD cleaning kit.

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Posted on Apr 22, 2009



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Did you say you used a DVD-RW disc to transfer a videotape onto? The reason your PC won't recognise that disc is because the data format on it is a different language to what PCs understand - plus an unfinalised DVD-RW won't play in other DVD players - it is usually an incompatible format.

(DVD+RW discs with titles/top menus created in video mode CAN be played on a PC DVD drive or a normal DVD player as can finalised DVD-R discs (DVD-R discs MUST be recorded and finalised in the same recorder for compatible playback). DVD-RW discs can only be viewed on the unit they were written/recorded on.

The other reason for the 'remaining space' on the disc you describe showing less than 120 minutes is due to a title recently being recorded or erased - unless you format it - the 120 minute / 4.7GB DVD-RW will not show full available space. Erasing titles on re-writable DVDs does not increase space. The same rule applies to unfinalised +R / -R discs (you cannot re-format these to get the space back once recorded - they are 'once only' writables)

I recommend you invest in some DVD-R discs and re-copy your VHS tape to that - then if you are satisfied with the result, title etc., finalise the DVD-R - it will play on any DVD player or PC with DVD support (or it should). These discs are relatively inexpensive to buy just about anywhere.

Final note: do NOT finalise the DVD-RW you recorded (I hope you haven't already done this) - simply format/erase it - re-use it for something else or keep it until you need it.

You can use any brand of DVD, just take note of the format before recording/playing.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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