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DVD Recording I am trying to record from VHS tape to DVD. When I insert a TDK 1-16x disk I get the message: " the disk can neither be played or recorded". I have used 8x disks before with no problems. Is the disk type or speed the problem?

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Re: DVD Recording

One of the above posts also states that this recorder will not record at above 8x speeds -- sigh. i, too, have like a stack of 100 16x DVDs. Not good, but at today's prices we just gotta go out and see if we can find the slower one.

Have a great day! :)

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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