I just got the Toshiba D-R550 (set-top box). NTSC tuner, ATSC tuner, DVD player, and burner for off-the-air recording (if the HDTV broadcast flag tells the machine not to record, I can still use the ATSC tuner on older TV sets).
I know I should always finalize before removing the disc from the recorder, but somehow I didn’t. Now, the option to finalize is grayed out. This could be because the disc is very close to full (2 hours at the “2-hour” SP speed).
I copied the files from the disc to my PC. The files appear to play correctly. Nero CD-DVD Speed 18.104.22.168 says the disc is closed. IMGBurn says the disc is started, but not formatted.
Copying the files to the hard drive is quick and easy in Windows, but takes a very long time in Linux (using midnight commander). So something is very strange here.
There is a directory \VIDEO_RM, with files in it. When the set-top box has finalized other discs, the files in that directory went away. So the set-top box probably did NOT finalize this disc, and as I mentioned, the option to do so is grayed out.
Will I need to copy the VIDEO_TS folder to another DVD+/-RW with, say, imgburn, so the disc will be finalized?