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Sony dvd rdr gx300 failure to delete discs

I'm suddenly finding my sony dvd gx300 is costing me a fortune as it won't record on discs I've previously recorded on. Although I've deleted the titles on a disc it refuses to record saying the disc is full (or nearly). I've used the real Sony brands, Philips, anything, but nothing works so I have to conclude that the machine itself is not deleting.
Is there any way around this? Or is my choice either keep buying it new discs or get a new dvd recorder.
All help really appreciated...

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You can delete titles on a DVD+/-R, but it will not free up disc space. These are not "rewritable (RW)" disks.

To reuse discs, start with a DVD +/-RW. Be sure to format it "VR," not "Video."

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Unit won't format any disc anymore

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