Which Discs for Pioneer DVR-220

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  1. dmjohnson123

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    Can someone please advise on which -R and -RW discs to use with my soon to be acquired Pioneer DVR-220.

    I don't want to pay the earth but equally I don't want to use cheap sh*t which may damage the machine.

    Any advice on brands and/or online suppliers would be much appreciated.
     
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    Hi

    Buy brands you have heard of for the most trouble free use, TDK will work perfectly, I recommend DVD-RW scratch proof 2 speed which will allow chase playback. For DVD-R write once buy Verbatim 4 speed or again TDK scratchproof DVD-R.

    Available from www.blankdiscshop.co.uk, and other places.

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    Thanks for the reply PhilipL

    Should I buy 4x media or stick to 2x (having read about problems on some players when using 4x).

    I am only going to record from Freeview/TV so I assume I'm only recording at 1x anyway.
     
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    Hi

    The Pioneer 220 supports high speed DVD-RW 4x media. It will make no difference operationally in the Pioneer 220 recorder whether you use 4 speed or 2 speed RW media. If it isn't that much more expensive go for 4x media, you may want to use it later on in a PC for example, where the extra speed can be put to use.

    The minimum DVD-RW speed disc to buy is 2 speed (often seen rated 1-2 speed) as that way you can use it for chasing playback.

    For DVD-R go for 2, 4 or 8 speed media, it doesn't really matter provided it is good branded stuff.

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    Thanks again PhilipL. I much appreciate your help and have just ordered my Pioneer DVR-220 from AV-land, and some TDK -RW disks and Ritek -R from www.blankdiscshop.co.uk
     

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