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Recording on DVD-R with Samsung DVD-R155

When I put a blank DVD-R in my DVD player with the intention of recording, I get the following message "The disc cannot be played, please check the disk" I have put several brand new discs in and get the same message. This is brand new DVD player.

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    My samsung dvd recorder r155 ejects the disc i insert for recording (dvd+r).

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    Yep exactly the same happens with DVD+RW 

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    Rejects new blank Philips DVD-RW

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    ejects the blank disc I want to use for recording

  • ccnn May 01, 2008

    Do I need only Samsung brand DVD-R disc for recording?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    Rejects my Sony DVD+RW 1x-4x disk?

  • ianandbron Jul 15, 2008

    same problem and i am using dvd-rw discs!!!!

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    My Samsung DVD R155 often ejects a new blank DVD-R, thereby preventing recording. If I pull the plug and let it 'rest', it sometimes behaves properly next time. I suspect a permanent malfunction is close. The fault first occurred 53 weeks after purchase.

  • triz369 Mar 19, 2009

    Worked for about 4 months...doing the same thing. Im ready to smash it on the floor. Looks like a bad product from Samsung.

  • triz369 Mar 19, 2009

    It also happens with regular movies.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    Sorry Jacqster
    But r155 CANNOT use BluRay discs and records on all others types except DVD-RAM. I agree with TSYA a definite overheating problem, mine plays fine with the lid off and rejects discs after 5-10 mins with the lid on.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When I turn on the DVD player all I get is wavy lines. I was told to take the batteries out press power button put in new batteries press BD button this worked a couple of times but not longer solves the problem



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Heating issue. If you remove the cover and touch the processor chip - you will not be able to keep your finger there for more than a second (that is if your really want to use this crude method to test the temp).

I have taken measurement and its around 50C. Thats a lot for no heatsink or cooling fan.

If you have the unit in a cabinet with no air flow - you will not be able to use this unit for more than 3 months and up to a year. Best to have it on top of a cabinet or in one with an open front and back to allow some airflow - or just anywhere where its in the open.

Samsung has another unit - the AR650, which I believe is discontinued - which for some strange reason has realized this concern. My guess its a whole different team of designers (or at least some folks with some brains) and added a cooling fan into the unit. Its the same exact case and motherboard as the 135, and 155. There are absolutely no issues with it rejecting disc's - even after a year of use for some users.

In Summary:

Solution 1 - Place it in the open
Solution 2 - Remove case and drill holes to the topside
Solution 3 - Remove case and add a fan
Solution 4 - Remove case and add a heatsink over proc (will still need to drill holes over heatsink..
Solution 5 - We can all complain to Samsung and have them recall the units

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Here are some corrections of comments made by other people.
1 R155 can record on DVD-RAM/-RW/-R/+RW/+R. See page 32 of the DVD-R150 / DVD-R155 Instruction Manual.
2 DVDs recorded on the R155 are not unplayable on other devices. I have another three DVD players that all play R155 recorded material.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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I spoke to Samsung Customer Care and they have told me that none of their DVD Recorders support DVD+ ; you can only use DVD-
Also you cannot use HD only BluRay.
I am now going to take all the DVDs back to Comet and change them - as they sold them to me as they said they were compatible.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

Also they have lockouts 
meaning you cannot watch the dvd on any other dvd player unless it is the one the disk was originally recorded on 

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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I also had this problem with this recorder. This recorder seems to only be able to use DVD-R and DVD-RW disks that are either 2X or 4X.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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