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Replacing HDD of Philips DVDR725H

Is it possible to replace the hdd of this recorder and how should that be done. Do I need to buy the exact same type of HDD, do I need software to install at the hdd.

Huub Halewijn

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Anonymous

SOURCE: LG HDD/DVD Recorder Model: RH265

What you need to do is to put in your dvd that you wish to copy onto and then press the DVD button on your remote control. (this is next to the HDD button which is under the POWER button) Then follow the on screen prompts and instructions in the owners manual. I had the same problem but found the solution by mistake!

Hope this helps,

Nicky

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: HDD Error

Since my last post, I have rectified the problem.....

1) I opened the unit to find a seagate HDD
2) I downloaded the Seatools in dos format and burned the image on to a cd rom
3)Taking out the HDD from my recorder,I hooked it up to another pc and ran the seatools disk @ bootup.
I tried for 2 hrs to repair the bloody thing ( 160 gb!) so i gave up and tried to erase the full HDD...which worked.
4) on my laptop i navigated to Pioneers site and found my recorder along with instructions and a zip file that contained 2 files.
5)After reading the destructions erm i mean instructions ;) I put the HDD back into the recorder and followed the instructions again..

Crossing my fingers i turned the recorder back on and to my amazement i was able to have more functionality..BUT... it says my HDD name error so I ran the disk again and wallah! all worked XDDDD

Here are the links

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/support/support/update/DVR.html check if your model is there.

http://download.seagate.com/seatools/registration.nsf/desktop?openform Just add your email too download.

I hope you fix yours XD

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: How can I change the original HDD with one bigger

If you clone the 160G drive you will always end up with a 160GB drive. COPY {instead of IMAGE or CLONE} the 160GB contents to the 500GB drive and you'll have lots more room on the 500GB drive.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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Karl Wright

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SOURCE: How do I transfer recordings off my lg hdd RH1999H

The generic answer is yes you can. You will need to use a software app like Pinnacle Studio V10.5 onwards (currently V14) or similar II think that Roxio have a product too) that will take raw video format from the DVD Player / recorder and convert it to MPEG2 files that you can then convert to any other format. You can then edit them and put them back tot he DVD Player / Recorder in the correct format for viewing on TV. This will also allow you to burn customised discs with TV content etc.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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