I have had my SHARP DV-RW250H VCR/DVD Recorder for about 15 months. It now refuses to play most (not all) DVD Video commercial discs [movies], whilst continuing to recognise and play my own burned discs. The Recorder is set Region 2 and all discs are Region 2. An error code shows 'Incorrect Disc C104. Of course the manual states this means the disc is incompatible. However as gives this message to the vast majority of discs it has played before, as well as newly bought, this clearly is nonsense. The discs play on other players and on my PC, so what has changed to make the Sharp machine to act in this way with original DVD discs?
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Re: Selective playing of DVD's on Sharp DVD Recorder
Given that the machine will read disks it has written itself but not play regular discs, I suspect the lens assembly is slightly out of alignment and needs adjusting. This is not normally something you can do at home unless you have the correct test gear. It will need to go to a repair shop.
One thing you can try before that is to clean the lens. Buy a quality (Scotch 3M, Philips ) cleaning disc and try it. Could be it's only a speck of dust on the lens.....
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If you are using the original remote or one which matches all of the functions, make sure that no DVD or VHS tape is being played and that the recorder is on. Make sure that there is sufficient space left on the disc. (The space needed depends on chapter/disc titles.) Then press Setup on the remote; it should be below the arrow keys but the position may vary. Use the Up/Down arrows to select System Setup and press Enter. Select Disc Setup and press Enter. Select Finalise and press Enter. Select Start with the Right/Left arrows and press Enter. Wait for the procedure to finish.
Note: only discs recorded on this particular device can be finalized on the DV-RW250H. On some other Sharp DVD recorders, the Disc Menu is accessed directly from the Setup menu.
U play another movie like a Hollywood movie DVD disc play on it have no squealing noises wright?Yes,than the blank DVD discs batch u have is bad.Tries buy another batch DVD blank discs,tries recording again should solved this problems.
I have three possibilities for you. One obvious answer would be that you are trying to record onto either a CD-R rather than a DVD-R, but I'm assuming that's not your problem. The second would be that you are trying to record onto a dvd that your recorder doesn't support (i.e. DVD-RW and your recorder only supports DVD-R). The final possibility is that the disc is a "dud." I have had this problem before and just had to try another disc.
Good luck and let me know how it turns out, will you?
Hi, if you still have the problem of unable to copy from video to dvd,then just follow these instructions, on the Remote, (when you have both the video tape that you wish to copy in the machine and the blank disc also in the machine ) Press the DUBBING Button(This is 2 buttons along from the Record button),almost immediately a message will pop up asking if you wish to copy VCR to DVD.
Hopefully this is of help to you. Regards. Gary
I had to run from the RCA outs of my DVR into the inputs that are on the front right of the RW340...behind the little door. Now I can easily record from live cable or from my Comcast DVR recorder. Couldn't get it to work from the backside inputs.
Mine is just the DV RW340 (no U). And yes, the manual is brutal. We had to call tech support to find what disc will actually work in the darned thing.
Now my big problem is finding more 4x DV-R disks.
Shoulda bought more when Comp USA was clearing them out a few years ago!
I have had great success with Dynex Model: DX-DVD-R25 discs. And they play equally nicely on my Toshiba DVD player in the livingroom. I have also given several away to people after I had transfered home videos to DVD and those people all had good results playing the discs that I made on my lowly Sharp Dv-RW340.
I have had great success with Dynex Model DX-DVD-R25. They are specifically: 4x 120min. 4.7gb.
It's a spindle of 25. The UPC Code is 00603 10116. Now I'm searching for more myself! These discs have worked well for me and play great in other DVD players, as well. If you find 'em... please post it here!
If both decks have a disc or tape in it , the unit shut down because of a power supply glitch or a mechanical trouble shut down the system control system. One way to possibly get them out is unplug unit for a few hours or overnight even better. Before you plug back in press the eject button and hold it in while you plug it in. Dont let go untill the tape comes out. Now if it comes out then unplug the unit anf replug back in and wait a few secs. to let it reset and do its thing. then see if it will turn on and try to eject the disc. if this dosent work then its a power supply problem and its going to need serviceing unless you know your way aroundservo controls and power supplys . Remeber always unplug these units as they do have voltages on the primary side of the transformer that can bite ya. Good Luck