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I have a toshiba dr570ku/i only get 2 hours recording time

I only get 2 hours recording time

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If you have the manual it should give you the instructions under timer recordings. If not you should be able to find the manual on their website.

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Which specific model of DVD recorder do you have? You need to finalize the disc on the unit that wrote the files/movie to disc. For the Toshiba DR570KU, press Setup on the remote. Then enter the DVD menu (use the up/down arrows to navigate and then press Enter). Select Finalize and then press Enter. Highlight Yes when asked to confirm the finalization step and then press Enter again. Wait for the recorder to finish the process (it will take several minutes). Note: you need to leave some space on the disc for the finalization data to be added to it.

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The manual for the DR570 is available under the User's Guide tab here: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=2805105&rpn=undefined&modelFilter=DR570KU&selCategory=2797338&selFamily=2797342 . Toshiba has the manuals to most of their products here: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp .

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I'll try to explain without confusing you any further, but if anything doesn't make sense, please let me know. The instructions on page 79 are contradictory, which doesn't help very much. The upper part of the page suggests you can create extra space on a DVD+RW disc by deleting titles, while the lower part, in the grey box, states you cannot. The bottom part is actually correct.

I'll split this into two sections - blank/unused and used discs then explore a few scenarios.

Blank/unused discs

A DVD+RW is typically 4.7GB and will record approx. 2 hours of video in SP mode or 4 hours inLP mode. If you record more than one programme, they will appear consecutively in the disc editing menu, and shown as numbered blocks in the Title List. The last block shown will always be 'EMPTY', but the actual size of this block can be all or none of the total capacity of the disc.

If you insert a blank DVD+RW disc into the machine and view the title list, you will see this:


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Although you can't 'record' to a block labelled EMPTY, this doesn't mean you cannot record to this disc. The blank space on the disc precedes the block labelled as 'EMPTY'.

If you then record one programme of 1 hour duration in SP mode. the title list will look like this:


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Once again, although you can't 'record' to the block labelled EMPTY, this doesn't mean this disc is full or that you cannot record anything else on it. The next programme recorder will appear between title 1 and the 'empty' block - as long as there is sufficient space on the disc remaining to record the programme.

If you then record a second programme of 1 hour duration in SP mode. the title list will look like this:


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This disc is now full as 2 hours of video has been recorded in SP mode. However, if you'd only recorded 1 hour in total for these 2 programmes, you would still be able to record another hour of video in SP to this disc. The additional programmes would appear between the last numbered title and the 'empty' block - until the disc is full.

The empty block is always present and you cannot 'get rid of it', but it doesn't mean the disc is full or cannot be recorded on.

Hopefully, this goes some way to explaining it, but I still need need to explain what happens with used / full discs when you want to delete programmes and re-record.

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