Help! I have an problem with my Pioneer DVR-420-H in which it starts recording from the HD to a DVD but doesn't finish. I noticed this before when copying a specific commercial VHS from the HD to a DVD and got around it by copying directly from the VHS to DVD. I also saw the problem again when trying to copy a different specific non-commercial VHS from the HD to DVD. I assume that once content gets onto the HD, there should be nothing that prevents it from being written to DVD.
This time, I'm having the problem with a specific television program that was copied from my TiVo to the HD. I copied the Tivo content again to the HD and have the same problem. It appears that 46 minutes of the DVD get used and then the recording never finishes and I need to cancel the copying process.
I'm wondering if the hard drive is too fragmented and the recorder can't keep up and stops? The drive is several years old as I've had it since mid-2004. I was also wondering if I should stick to 8x DVD-R's instead of the 16x I'm using with success except for these specific issues.
Thanks in advance for your help as I'm getting too many coasters! BTW, I did take one of the DVD coasters which had 1h14m remaining and successfully copied other content from HD to DVD.