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What is the best blank dvd disc to use with the Sylvania DVR90VG recorder?

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Be sure you FINALIZE the DVD.

Posted on Jun 02, 2011

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Search for DVD43 on the net. It's a free download. It works 99.99% of the time.

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Unfortunately without a firmware upgrade the only disks you can use are DVD-R or DVD-RW. The tricky part is that you can ONLY USE 2X speed. Per my conversation with Sylvania there is a firmware update that will allow you to use up to 8x disks, but they are charging $17.00 for it.

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OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!

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