Philips DVDR3590H DVD player: copying from hard drive to DVD

[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Philips Hard Disk/DVD Recorder. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]When I attempt to copy a recorded TV program, the player rejects any DVD which I insert with the message “cannot write to DVD as it has not been finalised”. It does this irrespective of whether this is blank (fresh from the box) or has had an excel file written to it under Windows 2003. Help please !!

Usually in the manual you will find a chapter on finalizing a disc.
Or Google it and try to find one to explain the process.