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I have a Panasonic VHS DVD/CD recorde. I want to transfer

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I have a Panasonic VHS DVD/CD recorde. I want to transfer VHS tapes to DVD. I followed instructions in he manual and it said that I had to format it. It just kept displaying the word formatting for more Han 30 minutes. Wha do I need to do.
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: It is old. Model DMR-EZ47V
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I did not try much
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, would the Panasonic PLAY a known to be good DVD movie disc?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I don't understand your answer
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can you help me transfer my VHS home movie to a DVD on my VHS/DVD recorder?
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

The above is meant as a test for functionality.

Have you tried using a different brand / batch of blank discs?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I understand. I have not tried a different batch. This is the first time I have tried to do this.
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please try a different brand, even from a different source/seller.

Please post back results / observations of the above once replaced.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Any suggested brands? And does it make a difference? I used Staples brand.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This will take a day as I am not going out in this weather.
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

I understand and yes please; when conveniently able.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can you suggest a different brand other than Staples?
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Most known brands would serve the purpose.

Perhaps you can try DVD -R. Also consider online seller/source such as Amazon HERE.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I did use a DVD- R
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Then just another brand please.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
OK. When I get another brand and reconnect do I ask for you ?
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

You can post back / update on this very thread. Please do a Ctrl + D to bookmark this page and/or click/tap on the link attached to the email sent by the site.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Cheers.