How Do I Finalize a Magnavox DVD?
By Maya Austen
Updated September 28, 2017
Magnavox has several models of DVD recorders. The process of finalizing a DVD disc on a Magnavox DVD recorder varies slightly depending upon which Magnavox DVD recorder model you are using. Finalizing a DVD disc allows you to play the disc on other DVD playback devices, devices other than the Magnavox DVD recorder. Once a DVD-R disc is finalized no further recordings or changes can be made to that disc. Therefore you need to be certain that you have recorded all the material and performed all of the edits you want on a disc before finalizing it.
Magnavox MDV630R/17, MRV640 & MDV650R/17 DVD Recorders
Load the DVD-R disc into the Magnavox DVD recorder. Wait for the disc to load. Press “Disc” plus “Menu” on the Magnavox remote control to display the Disc Information screen.
Press the Right arrow button to open the “Settings for” menu.
Use the remote’s arrow buttons to highlight “Finalize disc.” Press “OK.” Press “OK” again to confirm.
Magnavox MRV660/17B DVD Recorder
Load the DVD-R disc into the Magnavox DVD recorder. Wait for the disc to load. The Index Picture Screen will be displayed.
Press “Edit” on the Magnavox remote control to open the Edit menu.
Use the remote’s arrow buttons to highlight “Finalize disc.” Press “OK.”
The instructions outlined in one of the preceding sections apply to other Magnavox DVD recorder models as well. If the model number of the Magnavox DVD recorder you are using is not listed here, try performing the instructions as outlined in each section to see if one of the directions also applies to your DVD recorder model.
Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.