Top 20 Sylvania DVR90VE DVD Recorder/VCR Questions & Answers

It should explain it in the user manual, if you don't have one try the makers website they often have free PDF's of them.

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Be sure you have first set the clock correctly. After setting timer recorder time, channel, speed etc. hit enter to highlight the setting to be sure you have it. Press setup to put you back to tv screen. Then press t-Set button on remote. Unit will automatically shut off and there will be an amber symbol on the unit lcd along with the time. This indicated the unit is in the timer mode. It will automatically turn on and record the program at the set time.

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this the phone number:866-321-3927

God bless you

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You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

Please note: Adobe PDF Reader is required to view this manual. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

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It seems like this device only supports DVD-RW 1x-2x try using these speed ratings!
Good luck Bruce

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Necesitas poner el cable de señal en el combo y de ahi a la television para que puedan grabarse en el combo ya que es el quien va arecepcionar la señal que quieres grabar no la tv la tv solo va a estar en modo video o en el canal 3

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check that the DVDs are not scratched. Now run a lens cleaning DVD. If that does not work then you have to open the unit and clean the lens with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol. This is only recommended when the unit is not under warranty and you have some expertise in the field. If still the issue is not resolved then the lens is required to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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> Do I need to update the firmware?
If you are lucky; Sylvania is a branch of Funai which is the 'bottom of the barrel' on quality so it may be just another case of Funai-ism.
Other brands belonging to Funai:
Symphonic, Emerson, Aventura, Durabrand, ESA, Magnavox, INSIGNIA, Philips and Misakai
I earned part of my income from servicing consumer electronics some years ago and historically, Funai gear has been among the worst built.

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contacting Sylvania customer support with the model and serial number of your television, which can be found on the back of the set. Sylvania's toll-free support number for LCD television sets is (866) 321-3927. Call (800) 968-3429 if you have an old tube-type (Cathode Ray Tube) Sylvania television.

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You can't use 16x or anything that says 1x-16x or 1x-4x.
The 4X speed DVD-R are difficult to find. (Tried Office Depot,OfficeMax, Staples, Microcenter,Best Buy and Walgreens!) Finally found Princo brand at
They worked great!

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put recorded disc in tray and let load
press setup on remote
use the arrow keys to the right of the setup button
press right arrow to highlight disc setup (on screen display)
press enter
use up down keys to scroll down to finalize disc
push enter
right left arrows for yes no
highlite yes then enter
disc will burn

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From comments posted on the Internet by other Sylvania users with a similar problem, I  learned that I had to use a 4X DVD-R (the ones I had been trying to record on were 16X). And I found that Office Depot sells the sometimes hard-to-find 4X format, so that's where I'm headed right after lunch.  Thanks.

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my yahoo email keeps logs out and am telling it to say for two weeks and my local zip code same way help.

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Search for DVD43 on the net. It's a free download. It works 99.99% of the time.

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To answer this I need to know the make, model and year of your DVD player, and if you bought it in northamerica, or europe.

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It doesn't sound too good. Unplug it for a hour or two and see what happens

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Unfortunately without a firmware upgrade the only disks you can use are DVD-R or DVD-RW. The tricky part is that you can ONLY USE 2X speed. Per my conversation with Sylvania there is a firmware update that will allow you to use up to 8x disks, but they are charging $17.00 for it.

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So now I get an e-mail from Fix Ya asking me if I found a solution, if not they offer me a PREMIUM (Charge)Plan to help me solve the problem.

If I have solved my problem they want me to tell them how I fixed it for FREE.

Do you guys at Fix Ya use us as your employees to solve others problems and you collect the money? That is such a shame!

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Have you read the manual? I haven't tried to do that, but make sure your DVD is formatted (the unit will do it automatically).

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Sorry to hear about your problem. I do own this model too. I have not gotten the update myself. I just started using the dvd recorder.I bought a pack of dvds (Ativa) and now I need to return them, they are not supported by this dvd player. I called the 800 number and they told me some of the dvd brands it supports: JVC, TDK, Memorex, Maxell and Sony. I know Sony works, because I used them before. I also read "Vibratim" brand from Sam's Club works.

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