Recording on a DVD question

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  1. Ravenxl7

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    Hey all. I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with our DVD player/recorder, but, I can't seem to get it to format the disk so I can record on it. I know I've got the right type of disk, and that what I'm trying is correct for the model we have (this), but for some reason when I try to choose the Disc option in the Setup menu, it won't select it. I also know that the arrow buttong is working, as it'll work for other things, just not this. Anybody have a clue as to what's wrong, or what I'm not doing right? Thanks for any help I get.
     
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    I have that ... it's SO PICKY about DVD-R's. I don't think it'll even detect a disc rated over 4X.

    I ended up buying a Samsung DVD-R /+R stand alone burner from Tigerdirect.com for $54 ... or the cost of 50, 4X dvd-r's.
     
  3. Ravenxl7

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    I've also been trying a DVD-RW that we have, yet it still won't work. It also has the tendency not to play a peticular DVD because of something to do with the "playback feature".
     
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    it's really a hunk of trash. : \

    sorry bud.
     
  5. Ravenxl7

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    At the very least, I'm not the one who bought it, lol, it's my parent's. I just have small DVD player of my own. This might explain why it was on sale when they bought it, lol. It's too bad though, I was really hoping to record an interesting looking episode of Law and Order tonight.
     
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    Just got to thinking, and this is probably a really stupid question, but, is there any possible way I could format the disk on my computer?
     
  7. Ravenxl7

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    So....any more help/advice out there? Hopefully I'll either be able to record it tonight, or find someone I know to record it for me.
     
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    Well, I was finally able to find a way to record on a DVD. One of the different kinds of DVD's we have was able to record withought needing to be formatted. Is it just the DVD RW's that need formating?
     
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    OMFG Emerson is still in business!!! I thought they went the way of Packard Hell!!

    I still remember the POS Emerson VCR my parents had... I think it even failed as a paper weight.
     

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