DVD/VCR combo - DVD not recognizing DVD+RW disc

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#1

Hello - I searched to see if I could find anything to help me, but didn’t come up with an answer. I am generally great with electronics and gadgets, but DVD/VCR recorders are apparently beyond me. I don’t know what to do. Tried googling the error message but didn’t find anything…here’s the story

I have a Toshiba D-VKR3SU DVD/VCR combo and watch store bought DVDs all of the time. Now, I decided to finally record some stuff from my DVR and from my camcorder. I just tried to insert a new, blank Memorex DVD+RW disc to start the ball rolling and after “processing it a bit”, the DVR spit it out saying “the disc can be neither played nor recorded. Please check the disc”.

I’ve tried several discs. They are all brand new and I get the same error message. User manual says that this is a supported disc type. Is it the type of disc? Is there some formatting option some where that isn’t easily found in the user manual? shouldn’t i just be able to put the disc in, select play on my DVR and start recording?

Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers.


#2

My first thought would be the recorder doesn’t like the media. Try a different brand. Verbatim is the most reliable and provides the most consistent results.

You may also want to contact Toshiba and see if there are any firmware updates.


#3

Try using DVD-RW instead of the +RW as this might help you but no guarantees that it will


#4

thank you all for the ideas. i am off to Best Buy this evening to buy other discs as recommended. I’ll let you know if they do the trick. Thanks and happy holidays.