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Ok to use 1x-8x Speed DVD-R on DMR-E55?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Senrap, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Senrap

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    In my ignorance I have bought 50 of these from Makro ( 2x25 spindles for the price of 1). So far 3 recordings with no problems.

    By using these discs, can I damage the machine or is is it just a case of possible poor or failed recordings. If the latter I guess I will just have to run with it?
     
  2. Ryu

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    I have used 2x, 4x, and 8x discs to record on with my Panasonic E65 and had no problems. They certainally won't damage your recorder.
     
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    As 4x discs are becoming hard to find, Panny themselves have told me that 8x discs are fine.
    I am halfway through a batch of 50 8x Maxell with not one failure (yet!)
     
  4. Senrap

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    Thanks Ryu & DVD-RAM for your replies.

    I thought I had read a post a while ago saying 8x would be ok but I couldn't find it.

    Strangely Panasonic told me they recommend 4x as 8x "may not function correctly".
     
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    Zero problems so far with Imation x8 discs, recording on E85. The manual implies that up to x32 are OK which seems pretty future-proofed!
     
  6. Senrap

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    Thanks Adrianl, but the E55 operating instructions only refer to 4x- speed for DVD-R.
     
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    The 32x in the E85 manual is the dubbing speed when 8 hour EP recordings are high speed dubbed to 4x discs. (See the table towards the bottom of page 35 in the manual.)
     
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    Unit will handle x8 media, it wont ofcoarse record at that speed, current drive firmware for E55 is now J131.
     
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    It may depend on the brand of media as well, but good quality 8x discs are fine with the E55 and E85.
     
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    I ordered a hundred x4 (ritek G04 dye, printable) discs from BigPockets but they actually sent x8 (G05) discs. Used about 40 in the E55 so far without any problems.
     
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    Thanks guys!
    You have answered my question before I posted.

    Umu
     
  12. Senrap

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    My requirements are very simple, record and view and then hopefully view again some day. So it seems x8 media will be ok for me despite Panasonic's advice to use X4.

    As far as good quality media is concerned, the x8 discs are branded as Sigma which appears to be Makro's own label.

    As I have said before 3 out of 3 successful recordings so far.

    I would be interested to know if anybody else uses these and with what degree of success.
     
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    Has anyone used Philips 1-8x dvd-r's on the Panasonic DMR-E55?

    I know it accepts Philips 1-4x dvd-r's.

    After reading lots of forum posts I'm almost certain they will be ok although the DMR-E55 manual only mentions 1-4x disks being compatible :confused:

    It would really help to hear what others think first. I'm not bothered about the recording speeds, just as long as they work. They're still in their packaging at the moment so i could exchange them at the shop. What would you do?

    Thanks
     
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    I've used Verbatim 1-8x and Taiyo Yuden Unbranded 1-8x on my E55 with no poblems, but can't comment specifically on the Philips ones.
     

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