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It can play tapes bought from the store but it wont play tapes that i have recorded on my panasonic recorder dvd - rw

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You MUST close the recording session on the dvd's you create or they will not play on anything else except the dvd drive they were created. I do not know what software you used so I suggest you use the help file to learn how to close a session.

Posted on Jan 14, 2014

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    You MUST close the recording session on the dvd's you create or they will not play on anything else except the dvd drive they were created. I do not know what software you used so I suggest you use the help file to learn how to close a session.

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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

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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.

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