Toshiba RD-XS32SB

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    Hi folks! I've just bought this bit of kit and very pleased so far. Has anyone had compatibility problems using Verbatim DVD-Rs? I'm archiving (or attempting to!) some VHS stuff. I'm connecting through the front panel and getting the picture and sound monitoring through the TV all fine. The counters and "remaining" on-screen guides all indicate all is well. I'm putting 2 one hour racing films onto 1 disc. After the first one is complete, I press "pause" and change the tape. I press "pause" again and recording resumes. I finalise it and Phffft! The disc is "dirty or physically damaged". It will not read on this Tosh nor my laptop. What the +*!*! am I doing wrong or is it that Verbatim are cr@p? :lease:
     
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    You may be right about media. Do a forum search for XS32 and Media, there is a thread (or 6) about the subject.

    I use Datawrite Greys and don't get many coasters at all (1 or 2 in over 40, and that could be 'user error' not the media!)

    I would suggest copying the VHS to the HDD then editing and creating DVD's from there as an easy way to do it.

    I am very pleased all round with my machine, and I am sure you will be. NS
     
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    I use the pastel coloured Verbatim -Rs, and they have always worked great for me. Verbatim are generally good, though they don't make their own discs, and they use different manufacturers for different types. The pastel coloured are Taiyo Yuden. The others (printable, or branded) are MCC I believe. I've not used those, but again I would not expect problems with them.

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    Thanks Mark. :smashin: Where are you getting these discs? The Verbatims I have are gold coloured. I've just done perfect transfers using Datalife Red so maybe I'll use them for the moment...
     
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    Thanks! Mark, is this the one? :confused:

    {DV 3182} Pack of 5 Verbatim (8x) Pastel Coloured DVD-R (With excellent Taiyo Yuden dye)
    ADVDINFO: .TYG..02
    SVP Price: £2.49 / Euro 3.62. Prices include VAT.
     
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    Yes - those are the ones I use.
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