DVD Humax Problem

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  1. jonhunt

    jonhunt New Member

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    I have just purchaseda Humax DVD Recorder DRT 800. I can easily play back a show I have burned to DVD, but only on the Humax machine. I have tried to play a DVD in two laptops, one very new, both with Window Media Player 10 and in a home Sony Unit. I used Sony DVD-RW media. Any ideas on what the problem could be?
     
  2. Seattle

    Seattle Active Member

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    I would use DVD-R for greater compatibilty with other players.
     
  3. FatherTed

    FatherTed Not Registered

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    Did you close the disc? An unclosed -RW isn't supposed to be able to be read in other devices.
     
  4. jonhunt

    jonhunt New Member

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    I am new to this...how do you close the disk?
     
  5. jonhunt

    jonhunt New Member

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    I am new to this...how do you close the disk?
     
  6. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

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    You don't have to do anything. The Tivo always finalizes and closes all recorded discs.

    You may want to try DVD-R and/or another brand of DVD-RW. You can find DVD-R's for around $.25 or less per disc so the fact that they are write once isn't that big of a deal.
     
  7. Bondelev

    Bondelev Member

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    FWIW, a DVD-RW I used worked once on a laptop, then the next time I recorded to it, it didn't work. It's a very finicky medium.
     

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