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Sony GX3 -RW won't format?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by witters, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. witters

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    I've just bought one of these off the classifieds but it won't format dvd-rw discs. I just get "c13 disc is dirty".

    I'm using TDK 4x -rw's. Seems fine with -r's.

    Can anyone help or is it the machine that is faulty?
     
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    Use 1x or 2x discs only.
     
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    Thanks for that.

    Why would it record onto x8 dvd-r's but not x4 -rw's?

    Also, are 1x or 2x -rw's still available?
     
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    For the time being. It isn't just your Sony that has this issue. Only a handful of current DVD-RW recorders are 4x DVD-RW compatible.

    4x DVD-RW is Version 1.2 of the format whereas 2x media is Version 1.1. DVD-R (4x to 8x speed) is all included in Version 2.0 (Revisions 1 and 2 respectively) of that format thus will work on a compatible machine assuming suitable firmware/media.
     
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    Thanks again.

    Guess if I had looked in the manual and the disc case I would have found that out :D
     
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    you can get tdk discs like above from hmv right now ;3packs for the price of 2 i just bought some ;it workes out about 30bob a disc{£1.50}. does anybody know just how many times you can rec over theas discs; do they present a worse picture as they get older
     
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    No - not at all - although the likelihood of them failing or corrupting the data increases as the media gets older. They have a lifespan of upto 1000 times although, as with any optical media, this is a rough guideline and real lifespan may be significantly less.
     

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