Sony RDR-GX3 DVD Recorder MEDIA HELP!

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theonlyspoon

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I have the Sony RDR-GX3 DVD Recorder. So far I have had no problems recording on +RW or -RW. But when I try to record a -R the machine will pause the recording almost exactly 50 seconds in and then tell me that the disk is dirty. I created a ton of coasters like this. I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem or a media compatibility issue. I have been using DATAWRITE "Red" (V2) x4 General Perpose DVD-R manufactured by Datasafe Media.

Any ideas?

Please help. Other forums on other sites have been hopeless!:(

-theonlyspoon-
 
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smallman28

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I can only speak from experience of 1 week with this machine,but I have used Memorex DVD-R's and so far out of the 3 I have used I have had no problems.
I got 20 from the local comp fair for just £10 last month to use in my laptop before I got the DVD recorder but they work in the Sony equally well.
The part number on the pack is 854114-10H,pack of 10 1X-4X.
I mainly use -RW's myself as I dont tend to keep much stuff I record.
 
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theonlyspoon

Guest
Thanks!

Where did you get your Riteq G04 Orange (Purple dye) discs? My usual supplier doesn't stock them.

Many Thanks.

-theonlyspoon-
 
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Davidedwards

Guest
I've found Datasafe -R to be fine (www.svp.co.uk) but Ritek Arita -RW created 9 coasters from 10!!
What -RWs are you using that work? Where from?
Thanks
 
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smallman28

Guest
Not cheap cheap but I got two -RW's from Partners stationery the other day for £4.99,it was on a buy one get one free offer.
They were Imation ones,I had used their CD-RW's and had no problem with those so was willing to take a chance,as it turms out they work fine.
So far I have used TDK -RW's that came form PCWorld at 3 for £15 (ouch),Maxell -R's that I got from a comp fair for 20 for £10 and now these Imations ones and they all work fine.
 
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Wessy

Guest
Hi, just had the RDRGX3 for a week now.
Had some initial problems connecting it up
but I think I'm nearly there now !
The shop gave me a Sony +RW with it (wow!)
That works fine, I bought a box of ten
Packhard Bell +RW's from PC World for £18.00
I get a C1300 message up but it records without
problem, I wanted to try a -RW and managed to
get a Jessops own brand for £2.00, the machine
won't even recognise it !
Have any of you connected to a Sky Box yet
and managed to use the " Personal Planner "
to fire up the recorder I wonder ?

Wessy
 

Dean

Well-known Member
Play.com has memorex 25 packs of DVD-R or DVD+R for £17.99 inc. delivery. Never had any problems with Ritek orange from big pockets either.
 
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Wessy

Guest
So far :

Sony DVD +RW
Ok on RDRGX3
No go on Wharfdale 750S

Packhard Bell DVD +RW
Ok on RDRGX3
No go on Wharfdale 750S

Jessops DVD-RW
No go on RDRGX3
No go on Wharfdale 750S

Memorex DVD-RW
Records ok in Video mode
Plays ok on the Wharfdale 750S

So, Memorex it is then !

C1300 dirty disk error comes up for all
non Sony media, maybe this is in the
firmware to try and ensure you use
Sony media perhaps ?

I'm starting to get to grips with this machine
now, just the EPG planner on the Sky Box
I need to sort and I'll be well happy !
Best of it is, I've had it working once !

Regards de Wessy
 

CLH

Active Member
I have no problems with

Datasafe +RW
TDK +RW
Ritek GO4-R
Maxell -RW

Never used a Sony disc yet.

All of the above play in my Toshiba SD330 save for the -RW's.
 

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