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Dubbing from HDD to DVD


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Do you have to reduce the quality of a film recorded from a TV signal to fit it onto a DVD+R?

I have recorded a broadcast film onto the hard drive of my Sony HDD/DVD recorder. The recorder says the film is 1 hour 54 minutes, 7.8G and HQ quality. But, the Sony DVD+R packaging says the disc has a capacity of 4.7GB/ 120min.

I understand I can split the film in order to fit it onto two separate discs, but when the big studios sell films on DVD, they are usually on one disc.

I also undertstand that I could have recorded the film in a mode giving lower quality, but I wanted it to be the best possible.

This question may seem silly, but I am new to Digital TV (Bravia), HDD recorders and DVDs.
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