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Do I HAVE to use Maxell dvd-r

I am wondering if I can use different (less expensive) types of mini dvds with this? Can anyone suggest a good DVD-RW, or dvd-r?

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I use Panasonic DVD RAM, since my DVD RW drive supports it.

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Provided you check that what you are buying is DVD-R or DVD-RW (as opposed to +R or +RW), it should work. Best thing is probably to buy one or two and see how you get on. There's not many places make DVDs - and an awful lot of badge engineering goes on. You could download a useful bit of freeware from to help you find out which factory your Maxell discs have come from - and which of your cheap alternatives actually hail from the same stable. A.

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When trying to record a home video VHS to DVD this is what I get. E-4 54040990 Cannot record on this disc. The disc is brand new.

Have you've tried cleaning the laser with a cleaning disc?

Failing this it may be worth removing the cover and cleaning the lens directly with a QTip and some lens cleaning fluid. Only use a drop and then wipe off with a clean dry QTip.

The other option is that you are using an incompatible format of blank DVDs. I've heard of people having problems using DVD-R & DVD-RW and although it is lised as being suitable for all types of recordable DVDs I belive you're best using DVD+R & DVD+RW.

The Manual states

Recordable disc

• We strongly recommend for good recording quality:

SONY DVD+RW 4x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x,


• Discs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:


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Brought 5 maxell 1.2x rewritable 4.7 gb data dvd-rw tried to record a film keeps saying no disk what am i doing wrong? kind regards ken moore

if the other 4 dvds are still wrapped take it back (in exchange for 4x 4.7gb dvd-rw) picked up 1.2x your player maybe looking for higher speed..these recorders are very sensitive for the type of dvds it use..(i can only use maxell /panasonic + dynex (online))..cant use some of those on sale recorder wont just eject it it rejects,,,,

hope this is your case, feel free to rate the help

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my solution may be to never buy this companies products again as I have been having the same issue and since the machine is not been used much and since the disks worked before it really ticks me off. The suggestion noted to my issue recently really didn't seem to be valid due my above statted time period of no problems then sudden isses tends to show me poor quality of equipment by manufaturer.

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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!

The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.

Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!

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