DVD recorder/VCR


Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I unable to playback a DVD I recorded on my Philips DVDR product on other DVD players?

You will need to finalize DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD-R to play them back on other DVD players.

The screen below will be shown once a recording is stopped/finished.

After the above procedure is complete, you will need to finalize the disc by performing the following steps:

  1. Press the STOP button on the remote control.
  2. Press [SETUP]
  3. Use [˄ / ˅] to select “Disc Edit“, then press [OK]
  4. Use [˄ / ˅] to select “Finalize“, then press [OK]
  5. Use [˄ / ˅] to select “Yes“, then press [OK]
  6. Finalizing is completed and the disc can now be played back on other DVD players


  • Once you have finalized a DVD+R / DVD-R, you cannotedit or record anything on the disc
  • There is no need to finalize a DVD+RW
  • When you insert a DVD-RW finalized with this unit, “Undo Finalize” will be shown instead of “Finalize“. To release the finalizing for the disc, select “Undo Finalize
  • DO NOT power off during the finalization process as this will result in malfunction.

The information on this page applies to the following models: DVDR3545V/F7 , DVDR3506/37 .

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