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Get a "fail" error message when trying to record dvd

Get this error message even when using a formatted disk - have used at least 5 different types of disk and still get the same message.

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Check disc speed some dvds don't like under 8x
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Even if a recorder is supposed to work fine on both +R, -R etc. , often you find out, that due to error correction methor, a device worksd well on one or the other type.

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