Whenever I put in a DVD-RAM, it says "UNFORMAT" then if I try to format it won't allow me to, saying "contents are protected etc.." Disc Protection is also "ON". The thing is, this happens for newly bought discs fresh out of their wrapping! Any ideas?
1. Try Panasonic DVD-RAM, format that on the recorder, donot finalize
2. Try this
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hey some hd tvs are unable to to support the high band width digital content protection(hdcp) therefore if hdcp which is a digital rights protection management system that protects copyrighted content when connecting to electronic components with either HDMI and DVI,So checkon tv settings to allow secure connection and make sure you chose HDMI/DVI in set picture format on cable box general setting and try to reboot the cable box,wait for clock to appear and start the the tv.
If a CD is write-protected, it means that it is closed. Or possobly not formatted. [[CD-R stands for Compact Disc-Recordable and can be recorded only once. You may continue to add files until the CD is full as long as the disc is not closed (write-protected). You cannot delete, rename, rearrange, or alter the files or file structure on the CD after recording.]] Open CD: [[If a CD is open, it means that further information can be added to it. It is not write protected.]]
Closed CD: [[If a CD is closed, it is permanently write-protected. No further information can be added to the disc. Closing a CD is analogous to moving the write-protect tab on a floppy disc to the write-protect position. However, unlike floppies, you can only change the write-protect setting on a burned CD once. Once the disc is write-protected (closed), this setting is permanent.]] You can try this one:There is this program called sound taxi it is suppose to remove write protection. link is here http://www.soundtaxi.us/download.html
Sorry this isn't a solution, but I just want to commiserate with you. I am having the same problem. I guess the problem started about three weeks ago. The recorder will not recognize any blank DVD-R discs and it only recognized 1 out of 4 new DVD-RAM discs. It would read most of my older DVD-RAM discs but would refuse to erase some of the old recorded programming. It also refused to recognize some of the older DVD-RAM discs, so in frustration I reformatted one. I was able to record and watch a couple of shows, but now it is saying "Unformat" for that disc.
About a year ago, the DVR gave ma some trouble and I was able to fix it myself. (I think it suddenly wouldn't power on, but I don't really remember if it was that or if it was a "SELFCHECK" error.) I had to open up the case and replace two capacitors. I bought the replacements at Radio Shack and my son helped me solder them on. My next step with this DVR will be to open up the case and look for any obvious problems. The worn-out capacitors looked oily and damaged, as I recall.
i do not have this problem however recently my DVD simply would not turn on, i unplugged it for a few minutes and it now works. my complaint right now is that one of the discs is now coming up as unformatted and when i try to format it, it cannot be done. the other 2 discs are fine (as this one once was also!)