About a year ago I bought a Liteon LVW-5025 GHC+ DVD Player/Recorder with a hard disc. It worked fine but then I put it into storage for ten months. Got it out again last week, plugged it in and everything still works fine, except I cannot burn DVD's with it. I have tried all types of DVD's (+RW/+R, -RW/-R) both old ones I've used before on other machines and new ones, straight out of the packet. Either the error message tells me that there is no disc in the player or that the format of the disc is wrong. The error message I get on screen from the DVD unit tells me that the format of the discs is apparently DVD-video and it needs to be DVD-VR. I thought it was a dirty laser lens, so I cleaned it (several times), but it made no difference. It plays all my regular DVD's no problem. It just won't burn new ones for me.
Has anyone had this error message before and do they know what it means and how to fix it please?
Also, I noticed the DV Link socket in the front of the player and have tried to copy (back-up) the DVD player's hard disc to my computer's hard disc, using this socket. I hoped I could burn DVD's from my computer instead, but I got nowhere connecting the two machines. Can anyone out there help me please?