Had this problem once before on my 5005. Recording completed without problem. Without even removing the disk I went to finalize and I got the "horizontal moving dashes" forever. Finalization stayed at 00%. None of the controls worked except the power button. Killed the power and tried again. same result. I have now tried 4 separate times and can't finalize. I can play the content on the 5005 in an unfinalized form, but will have to transfer to VHS to be able to capture again.
Disk is not even close to being full. It has 1 hour and 5 minutes recorded at 2 hour speed. Media is same as I have been using from the start. Part of a single 100 disk spindle of DVD+R.
Could be a fluke.
Could be bad media.
Could be the start of a drive problem that others have experienced with greater frustration than I.
Does anyone know of a way to finalize outside the 5005? Would Nero Recode or a similar program enable reading of an unfinalized DVD+VR disk? I don't think so, but some of you have more experience with this than I.
Appreciate any comments or suggestions.