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Mini recorders guide for beginners

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by OldSkoO1, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. OldSkoO1


    Nov 27, 2004
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    Hi all

    Im new to this dvd recording business. Ive had one in my PC for ages but i bought a standalone recorder to replace my video.

    I have a couple of simple questions about recording though.

    1) When you mentioned compatibilty, do you mean you can record onto any disc but the less compatible ones wont work in standalone players

    2) Do you have to finalise a disc to play them in other dvd players; including ReWriteables (and can you erase a RW after finalising)

    I ask because i recorded onto a Maxell RW (didnt have chance to get any decent media and wanted to test) last night and took the disc upstairs to play in my ps2. It played for about 30mins then it said disc unreadable and died. Same in xbox and laptop drive. Any ideas what could be causing it? I didnt finalise the disc though. Im currently recording another test now.

    Thank you in advance!!

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