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No playback i have the the emerson dvd/rw recorder and vhs combo ....when i put in a recorded disk the error message says playback feature may not be available

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  • 4feet Dec 02, 2007

    no playback features burned dvds wont play

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    The

    Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder / VCR Combo

    won't



    play back a DVD that I burned.

  • Nancy Harthan Sep 17, 2008

    SAME PROBLEM PLAYBACK FEATURE NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS DISC. SOME DVD'S PLAY WITH NO PROBLEM. ANY HELP WOULD BE USEFULL. I HATE TO THROW MY RECORDER AWAY, BUT I GUESS I HAVE NO CHOICE. MY NEXT RECORDER WILL NOT BE A EMERSON. PRODUCT!!!!!!

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Anonymous

Emerson charged $17.00 for the upgrade software and the darn thing will NOT play any DVD recorded with Apple IDVD regardless of 1X, 2X, etc. I emailed Emerson customer service after the upgrade and they will not respond. I guess just need to throw the Emerson out the door.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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Anonymous

The dvd player does not recognize discs above 2x. I contacted Emerson, they have a software upgrade they will send you for free, but you have to ask for it. I think it gives the player the ability to read up to 8x.

Posted on Aug 16, 2007

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I HAVE A EWR20V4 EMERSON DVD RECORDER. I HAVE BEEN USING MAXELL DVD-RW W/LOGO SHOWN IN MANUAL120 MIN | UP TO/MAX 2X. AS FAR AS I KNOW, THESE STILL ARE RECORDABLE AS SOME ARE NOT YET FULL. I COULD NOT...


yes all the DVD recorders are very sensitive to what brand is fed to them......go back to your ole faithful Maxell here are 3 sites you can try......J & R music, Amazon.com or Ebay

  1. http://www.jr.com/product/productListing.jsp?Ntt=maxell+dvd+blank
  2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tref_p_brandtextbin_1?rh=n%3A1036658%2Cp_brandtextbin%3AMaxell%2Ck%3Advd+blank+media&keywords=dvd+blank+media&ie=UTF8&qid=1282862945&rnid=15784691
  3. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=maxell+dvd&_trksid=p3286.c0.m301
note if you updated (firmware) your player you may need to purchase the dvd w/ 4x-16 speed..

Aug 26, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Record errors


If your dvd player only supports dvd+r discs then that is the only way it will record. It will only record once onto the dvd-rw and, since it doesn't support the re-writables, it won't be able to use this function. This is the most likely reason for the first error. The second problem is a little confusing. Is it when you are trying to record on dvd-rs or dvd-rws that it says it can't record? I hope this post was helpful (for the first error, anyway). Good luck! I hope everything works out! Sincerely, Der Strom

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Won't record and never has. get disk error e24


Anyone know where I could get a free download for a Emerson Dvd/vcr combo firmware upgrade??? (Ewr20v4) I need it right away . Emerson will charge to mail me one.

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Dvd player wont play


Make sure that the DVD Disc is of the format that your DVD recorder can read. For example, if your recorder specifically requires a DVD -R type disk, it will puke on a DVD +R disk.

Apr 12, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Cannot record on DVD-RW disc


Somtimes if you change brands of dvds will help!

Dec 13, 2008 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Dvd do not record


The unit is saying that its an "Un-format disc" problem. Is this the only error code you are getting? Also, what types of DVDs are being used? As in, DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD-RW and what speeds? 1x 2x 4x 8x 16x?

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Dvd is unable to read disk that i recoreded on the lg dvd recorder


It would be nothing to do with the TV.

DVD RW discs only last for so long if you have re-written to them many times they may be just worn out. Or is it with all RW discs?

Are you trying to watch them on the same player you recorded them on or is it a different DVD Player you are trying to watch them on?

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Can't record DVDs


OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!

The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.

Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!

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