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Venturer SVR2880 DVD Recorder/Player

The recorder will not recognize a disc when inserted for recording. It indicates that a new disc has been inserted and that it needs to be formatted but then it says the disc is damaged and unuseable. I have tried a variety of brand names of DVD+R and DVD+R/W and I get the same results. I can take the same disc and record on it with my DVD writer on my computer. The player plays CD and DVD ok but will not record. - Solution?

Posted by al9896 on

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    well, simply how do i record from dvd player to dvd recorder

  • goneinsane Mar 08, 2008

    I have the very same problem. Actually it has worked great for months and then all of a sudden it gives me this error message when it is preparing the disc for recording. These are the exact same DVD's I have been using since day one. Memorex DVD+R 4.7GB

  • shankarman May 29, 2008

    Same with me... not only recording problem! now it is not even playing any of the dvd's even the original ones!!!

    Any one got a solution? please post here or email me, [email protected]

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    this is the worst cheapest dvd-r
    mine worked great for about a month, now freezes up all the time and cant read any disc

    dont waste your money on it


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SOURCE: Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder / VCR - formatting DVD-RW

This unit only supports 2X -RW discs or 4X -R discs.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007


SOURCE: Panasonic DVD Recorder/Player - DMR E51- not able to Record

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!)

Posted on Jan 09, 2008


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SOURCE: DVD player recorder won't read or play any disc

This just worked for me. Don't know how long it will last though. I found it on this webpage

To do a reset:
On the remote control press the SETUP button,
Press the right key on the remote 3 times,
The Preference page will show up,
Press the down arrow five time to highlight
"default", hit right arrow to highlight "reset"
Press enter to reset. Turn off/on machine, etc.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008


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SOURCE: Daewoo DVRS05 Recorded DVD won't play in OTHER DVD players

my suggestion from reading other forums is that these players sometimes have problems finalizing the disc.. you could try making a copy of the disc in a computer to see if this fixes the promlem or maybe media these use dvd+r and has a lot of compatibility issues with dvd players.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008


ya le limpiaste el lente del laser porque quizas tenga un poco de suciedad

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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