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Which re recordable dvd ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Rapid 17, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Rapid 17

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    Hi folks. I have a Panasonic DMR ES10 recorder and i am currently using Panasonic blank RAM discs. However, anything i record will not play back on my daughters three year old LG DVD 3200E. Am i right in thinking that Maxell DVD-RW, ( number 5 on page 908 of the Argos catalogue) will be suitable for re recording and will playback on her LG ? Thanks, Geoff.
     
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    Only the Panasonic, JVC and NAD dvd PLAYERS will play dvd-ram discs hence not surprised that they will not play in your daughter's LG machine.

    Most dvd players will play "FINALIZED" DVD-R discs so why not use these.

    Have never used DVD-RW in any of my Panasonic machines so cannot comment on this.
     
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    I believe I have seen another thread on this forum which stated that DVD-RW discs also needed finalising before they would play on other machines. This of course made the discs non-rerecordable and you were stuck with it in this case as the Panasonics had no
    unfinalise option (which the JVC machines apparently have). I have a JVC dvd recorder but haven't tried this as I never use this type of disc.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. :thumbsup:
     
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    A finalised -RW disk can be unfinalised. Then its contents can be edited / deleted / added to as before finalising.
    As it happens I've just been trying this on a Pioneer 420. No probs. I removed chunks from a 90 min recording in VR mode (see below) and recovered all the space, despite it being scattered through the 90 mins. I then added a 50 min recording without problems; it wouldn't have fitted before cleaning up the 90 min item.
    I suppose there is a point when it's advisable to erase the disk completely.

    The Pioneer records DVD-RW in one of two modes - Video and VR. the disks have to be initialised to one or the other before use. Re-initialising loses all the contents.
    Video is the same format used on DVD-R and finalising is required for portability.
    VR is essentially the same as the HDD format. I don't think finalising applies.

    Disks were Maxell DVD-RW, 1-2x speed, ver 1.1
     

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