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Recording #1-I bought the wrong type of disks, I have +R/+ RW#2-I don't have the instruction manual. (Can I get the intruction manual online somewhere)?#3-After I thought I had recorded a dvd, the on-screen msg said the disk didn't have playback ability#4-when I push the "setup" button, the box to the right of it says "disk" but I can't get over to that. What button do I push to toggle to that choice? I will go buy the -R disks tomorrow and try them but what other advice can you give me on dubbibg from VHS to DVD?

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Re: Recording

You need to buy the - disks. (+ will not work).

The instruction manual can be found online.

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