TOSHIBA RD-XS25SB -Region code hack plus problem

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  1. roseymiley

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    Does anyone have a region code hack for this dvd recorder.

    We use this recorder to transfer from our hard disk video camera to a disk, and on the odd occasion we record programmes from the television on to disk. However whilst these disks play back perfectly on our dvd recorder, they will not play on any other dvd player. Why??

    Does anyone else have the same problem, and if so how can we solve it?

    Many thanks to anyone who can help.
     
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    Hi roseymiliey. Welcome to the forum.

    Firstly, this is nothing to do with regional coding. DVD recorders produce discs that are region free.

    The most likely cause is that you are not finalising the discs , which is a process that renders them universally playable in other machines.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks very much for your swift response.

    It is not because of the problem we are having with the discs that we would like a region code hack. We want to play discs which we have bought in other parts of the world, and discs which are sent to us from our friends and family in Canada and Australia.

    We always finalise the discs. We have followed every instruction in the manual and tried several different brands of discs, with no success.

    It is most annoying because we send discs to members of the family and friends and they cannot play them.

    We also have a Bluesky dvd player and now we always try out newly recorded discs, but the player does not recognise them, we get an error code "No disc".

    Toshiba technicians have been no help with this problem.

    Rosey
     
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    Hi Rosey.

    A 'No disk' error usually means that nothing recognisable can be read on the disc at all, so possibly these are poor burns due either to poor compatibility or poor quality discs.

    A disc can never be read under any circumstances until it passes this initialisation stage... so if a disc fails at this point it is always worth ejecting and reinserting a few times more to force a re-initialisation and see if it may reach a point of readability.

    Problems of playability also depend on what type of discs the player supports.

    The most universally playable medium is DVD-R in a finalised Video Mode.

    Do you know what mode setting you are using on the recorder?
    VR mode is the default. [Some VR mode discs will play elsewhere without finalising but there is no guarantee ]
    It may be worth doing some experiments recording in video mode, finalising, and see if they will play on your other player.

    Also check the specifications of the player and see what disc types it supports.
     
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    Many thanks! I will have a look.

    Rosey
     
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    Hi

    I was just wondering if you managed to get the region Hack code for the dvd player as i have one of these and i am unable to find one

    Thanks
     
  8. roseymiley

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    Hello Stella,

    No luck with a hack code yet, but I will let you know if I ever do.

    Do you have a problem with the playback of disks recorded on your recorder? We still have the same problem which we posted earlier this year, as follows:

    1.
    "We use this recorder to transfer from our hard disk video camera to a disk, and on the odd occasion we record programmes from the television on to disk. However whilst these disks play back perfectly on our dvd recorder, they will not play on any other dvd player. Why?? "

    2.
    "We always finalise the discs. We have followed every instruction in the manual and tried several different brands of discs, with no success.

    It is most annoying because we send discs to members of the family and friends and they cannot play them.

    We also have a Bluesky dvd player and now we always try out newly recorded discs, but the player does not recognise them, we get an error code "No disc"."

    Best regards.

    Rose
     

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