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DVD recorder disk problems

I use Genuine Panasonic DVD+RW disks. I only have to use them once or twice and I get an error message that the disks are scratched or dirty and the machine attempts to recover the disk for reuse by shutting down and restarting, often with no success. The disks are visibly perfect and play on other DVD machines without problem.

I'm not sure if it is connected but once I have played a DVD+RW (recorded on my Panasonic DMR-EZ45V) on another machine the Panasonic often states the disk needs reformatting which it then fails to complete and then states it cannot read the disk.

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