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How to finalise on my DVD recorder?

I have a Telefunken TDR218 DVD recorder. I have recorded many DVD's but they won't play on any other DVD player or my computer. I learnt recently that I need to finalise them and that there should be a finalise button somewhere, but from what I can see there isn't such an option on my DVD recorder.

How do I finalise these DVD's on my DVD recorder? Or can I do it on my computer somehow?


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  • Trulli8 Aug 09, 2008

    Thanks for showing interest in my problem. :)

    I've looked through the manual and i can't see any reference to finalising and nor in the menu which is a bit concerning. I'll have another look myself.

    Thanks very much.

  • Trulli8 Aug 11, 2008

    Thanks very much for the help. Your work is deffinately priority so don't let this interfere with it.

  • Trulli8 Aug 13, 2008

    I got it! The sneaky bastards put it in the Setup menu and would only be there if a DVD was in it!

    Thanks for help :)

  • sazlvzmatt Dec 13, 2008

    This is the same with me

    I cannot find finalise on my remote to my dvd recorder

    pLease help me :(



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 You will need to finalize them with the dvd recorder, it may also refer to it as closing the disk, it may be a button on the remote but more than likely it will be an option in a menu.....I can't seem to find a manual for it right now, If you have one you may want to read through it , thats how I found out how to finalize dvds with my philips. I'll try looking for a manual again later but right now I have to go to work so I'll get back to you on this.

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  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    Unfortunately I haven't been able to find very much information about this device at all, But I would imagine that in one of the menus, there should be an option to close finish finalize or preform lead-out on the dvd, the problem may also be a result of the type of disks you are using, some players will not support dvd+r's but will read dvd-r's, PC drives can be the sane way, so you may want to check on that as well. there has to be some step missing to make these DVD's work in other players, it took me a while to figure mine out as well, but everyone I've used has had an option to finish or finalize the disk, I'll keep looking when I can, Don't have a whole lot of free time right now though, working a lot, sorry.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    lol, at least its figured out, I kinda figured it would be somewhere stupid, sorry I couldn't be of much help, but I'm glad to here you got it figured out now.



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