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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?

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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

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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
http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/15118/130292.html

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

SOURCE: OBTENER SOLUCI??N A PROBLEMA

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

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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