Finalizing 'fixes' the recordings in place so that the
disc can be played on a regular DVD player or
computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen
for navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing
MENU/LIST or TITLE.
Once you have finalized a DVD-R and DVD+R disc,
you cannot edit or record anything else on that disc.
DVD+RW disc can be edited or recorded even if you
have finalized it.
1. Select [Finalize] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Finalize] is selected.
Finalize menu appears.
3. Select [Ok] then press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
How long finalization takes depends on the type of
disc, how much is recorded on the disc, and the
number of titles on the disc.
DVD+R DL disc can take up to 30 minutes to
If you load a DVD-RW that has already been
finalized, you can unfinalize it by choosing
'Unfinalize' from the Finalize menu. After doing this,
you can edit and re-record onto the disc.
You cannot unfinalize a DVD-R, DVD+R, and
If [Disc Protect] option is set to [ON], the finalize is
not available. To finalize, set [Disc Protect] option to
Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name
appears when you load the disc and when you display
disc information on-screen.
For discs formatted on a different recorder, you will
see only a limited character set.
1. Select [Disc Label] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected.
Keyboard menu appears.
To enter characters, see page 42.
When recording in DVD-RAM / DVD+RW / +R disc or
VR mode formatted DVD-RW disc, set to [ON] to
prevent accidental recording, editing or deleting of the
disc loaded. If you need to unlock the disc to make
edits, select [OFF].