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Can't Record DVD's

This unit will play prerecorded DVD's all day long. When I record something onto a DVD+R disc, it stays there as long as the recorder doesn't get turned off. It doesn't seem to want to finalize discs, either. If the unit gets turned off, or the disc is removed and reinserted, it sits there "reading" for a while, then says "bad disc." It often will also begin formatting the disc again. Either way, the recording is gone.

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Use a different format dvd disc. try -R or -RW

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