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What does "8X" mean on DVD discs?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by joyous, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. joyous

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    My DVD recorder uses 1X speed (as advised by manufacturer). I've successfully recorded onto discs marked 1-8X.
    However, trying to buy more discs on the internet I can't find any described like this. I can see lots marked "8X".
    Does "8X" mean "8X only" or does it mean "all speeds up to 8X".
    Please help.
     
  2. nokiauk

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    8x max, could also write at 1x. 2x 4x etc
     
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    Thank you so much. Am completely new to this. I can go ahead and order now. Very grateful to all you people who respond so quickly to novices' daft questions.
     
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    having said thats it's a max a few years ago when burning cd's i was burning 8x rated cd's at 24x with no problems. guess it's more of a guide.

    i'd watch though as some dvd recorders although they write at 1x or 2x sometimes they actually need discs rated to that speed and not higher i'd check your manual to be sure.
     
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    Some recorders need a firmware upgrade to use higher speed discs. It is NOT the case that 8x means 1-8x when standalone recorders are concerned.

    Less sloppy advice could be given if a particular DVD recorder was specified in the original enquiry.
     
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    You had me worried there as have ordered the discs. I've ordered Maxwell 8X product number 275517.
    My recorder is Sharp VCR/DVD combi model DV-RW250H
    My fault for not putting the full info on my enquiry.
    However, I've contacted Sharp who assure me the 8X discs are fine on their machine.
    What a lot there is to learn!
     

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