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What cd's to use

All of a sudden I can't find the right cd's to use in my recorder. I've tried everything from maxell to sony. I used to buy sony music ONLY but I can't seem to find anything but cd-r music 700mb 80min. They work on the pc but not on my cdr770. Please help!

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  • TomK427 Nov 27, 2007

    I have the same problem, everytime I put in a new "Music CD-R" disc, I get OPC Error. Tried it on 4 different discs, same result. I've called Phillips & also Memorex & neither could give me a reason. Anyone know what kind of discs to use now in a 770 CD-R?

  • TomK427 Nov 27, 2007

    I had been using older Memorex discs while transferring my cassettes to disc. Everything was working fine til I ran out of the old discs that I had bought, probably 3-4 yrs ago. When I tried to use the new Memorex Music CD-R discs, I received the OPC error; tried 4 times with new discs each time. Anyone have this problem & solve it, please help. Thanks.

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When i first got my phillips unit, i found that i could use olympic brand computer cd's (gold only, silver won't work) can't get them any more tdk digital audio for consumer are the modt reliable or phillips make one as well look at the compact disc logo should have underneath logo DIGITAL AUDIO under that RECORDABLE then below that FOR CONSUMER

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These recorders will only use discs sold as "Music CD recordables". The midcode on them tells the recorder it is permitted to use this media. Computer CD-R's do not have this in the midcode. When they were marketed, the Music industry gets a portion of the profit to "make-up for lost sales" due to the set-top recorders being easier for the average Joe to use. They must say "Music CD-R" or the set top recorder will not use them. Memorex was the last ones still in the market last I checked. I have a Philips CDR 785, so I do know from experience.

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You can use the maxell CD-R MUSIC which i purchase at WALLGREENS it works perfect hope work for you out there!

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