Hello I am new to this forum.
I have viewed other threads but nothing close to my current fault with my Philips hard drive recorder.Philps New Zealand are closed over our New years break, local support probably wont be availableto 9 Jan 2006
My Hard drive DVD recorder/player model HDRW720/00 on the first day of January 2006 has stopped reading DVD discs. the unit is 8 months old.
Whether the disc is a recorded +RW or + R or any of my pre recorded hollywood movies (any DVD) the HDRW720 starts to read the disc, the display first says “Reading” then stops and the display comes up " No Disc" this also comes up on the disc menu display on the television.
After I have tried a number of various discs, the display comes up reading " Blocked" and the recorder locks up completely, but in the manual book there is no explanation what this “Blocked” message means? I then have to unplug the HDRW from the wall socket, wait a minute, then plug it back in for it to work again.
Still after doing this disconnection of power it still comes up on the display “No Disc” when a DVD is inserted regardless of recorded or commercially pre recorded disc. The discs do work in my other Philps DVD players, so all my discs are OK.
I have now done a complete reset, reinstalling channels etc, but it will still not read or play any discs.
The Hard drive part of the recorder still seems to be working fine (records, edit,time slip, etc) but cant archive anything I have recorded to disc has it does not read any.
The current firmware version on the HDRW is # CF 3.2.
Please advise what I could do next?
Thanks and Happy New Year to you all