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How do I record onto a 8x dvd rather than a16x

I got 8x not 16x dvds how do I record onto a 8x dvd rather than a16x

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If you are yousing a DVD recording software like Nero or some then in the settings just before the burn yu can find optins generally on the left you have to expand on te menu by clicking on the button and you can change the speed of writing the DVDs...

though to my understanding if the empty DVD-Rs are 8x then the speed of writing the DVDs is automatically calibarated at 8X but well you have the solution even the other case now

if you need any further assistance you can mail me mail2pvs@gmail.com

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    Pavan Ponangi Jul 23, 2009

    if you are yousing a DVD recording software like Nero or some then in the settings just before the burn yu can find optins generally on the left you have to expand on te menu by clicking on the button and you can change the speed of writing the DVDs...



    though to my understanding if the empty DVD-Rs are 8x then the speed of writing the DVDs is automatically calibarated at 8X but well you have the solution even the other case now



    if you need any further assistance you can mail me mail2pvs@gmail.com

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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,

MAXELL DVD-RW 4x, MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x

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

VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x VERBATIM DVD+R 8x
VERBATIM DVD-RW x VERBATIM DVD-R 8x JVC DVD-RW 4x MAXELL DVD-R 16x

May 09, 2011 | Philips Magnavox MWR20V6 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Are there any updates concerning the speed of dvd recordings? Mine is still only 8x and it's hard to find 8x -R/-RW dvds.


They probably will not go up because dvd recording is being replaced by dvr. You can use 16x on your recorder. That is fine. It will still record at 8x, but 16x will work fine.

Aug 10, 2010 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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RCA DRC 8310 - not copying from VHS to DVD. When I am playing the VHS tape I press the COPY button, it says that is copying for about 10 seconds and then stops and locks up,. If I press the RECORD...


stay with the 8x dvd (these recorders look and only work with certain types of dvds)...if your manual says maxell stay with it dont look for the brandless sale...use 8x unless your have updated your machine with new firmware from the mfr. for that 16x...are you trying to record HBO / DISNEY? its not going to be allowed on DVD...yes you can record both onto tape...but not digital..(I put all my movies onto dvd, my kids still have tape DISNEY)

hope this help

Mar 10, 2010 | RCA DRC8300N DVD Recorder/VCR

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I can't record with my DVD player on 1x-16x DVDs


This unit is too old and too basic to handle 16x speed. However, there is a firmware update for this model DVD/VCR to record on 8x.

All you have to do is call the toll-free number in your manual and request it. They will send you an update disc.

Here is the basic procedure after you receive the update disc:

1. Turn on your TV and your combo unit. The tray should be closed. The unit must be in DVD mode.

2. Quickly press the sequence CM Skip, 6, 5, 4 (This will switch it into firmware update mode. The tray will eject automatically.)

3. Insert the disc and push the tray back in.


4. The update will begin. It will take approx. 2-3 minutes. It will tell you when it is complete and eject the tray.

5. When it is done, remove the disc, but DO NOT close the tray. It will go back in later. Turn the power off.

6. Wait a few minutes and when the tray goes back in wait about another 10 seconds and then you may turn the unit back on.

Firmware update procedure is now completed.

Sep 11, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Cannot record on 16X DVD-R


You will need to call Funai 1 800 605 8457 give them your brand / model number and expose your problem - they should be able to send you an upgrade disc but it will cost you -
If you want my advice - you DO NOT need a 16x disc inside a DVD recorder - the optical drives used on DVD recorders and even worse a Funai drive are quite bad as it is in terms of writing strats for higher speeds - you are better off recording at 8x on a 16x disc.this will provide better burns ( lower PIE/PIF errors and jitter %).


Aug 25, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Failure to record on -R DVDs


DVD-Rs do work with the RDR-VX500 ...... I had not recorded on mine for a few months after I ran out of the last batch ....... then I tried recording on the newer Sony DVD-Rs I had ...... would not record on DVD-R ..... turns out the instructions say the recorder will not work with any DVDs faster than 8x .... It looks like it's recording but it doesn't ..... then I noticed the newer DVDs were 16x ...... found an old 8x and tried it and it works fine ..... turns out the unit won't record slower on a 16x, it just won't record at all ...... get 8x and you'll be ok

Apr 23, 2008 | Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Recording DVD-RW


Make sure the discs you are using are the same as the ones listed as compatible in the manual:

• DVD-RW ver. 1.1 / 1x / 1x to 2x, ver. 1.2 /
2x to 4x / 2x to 6x
• DVD-R ver. 2.0 /1x / 1x to 4x /
1x to 8x / 1x to 16x, ver. 2.1 / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD+RW 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 3.3x to 8x
• DVD+R 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD-RAM ver. 2.0 / 2x, ver. 2.1 / 2x / 2x to
3x / 2x to 5x, ver. 2.2 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x
• DVD-R DL ver. 3.0 / 2x to 4x
• DVD+R DL 2.4x / 2.4x to 8x

Any brand can be used.

Jan 11, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-540HX DVD Recorder/HDD...

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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! :)

Nov 20, 2007 | Sony RDR-VX500 DVD Recorder/VCR

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I cant record


I posted this in another person's question but it is probably relevant to you as well. This model (which I own myself) is outdated and needs a firmware upgrade. You might get lucky and get one from their tech support. However, I heard they stopped shipping them nearly a year ago. As it stands your recorder can only use DVD-R that records at 4x (or lower) and DVD-RW that records at 1x. Any other media is useless. Since 4x media is outdated, it may be hard to find at a major retailer. Let me know if you have any luck fixing this or finding working DVDs as I have had the same issue myself. I simply cannot find 4x DVDs in the store.

Jun 01, 2007 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

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Problems recording DVD-R 16X


Try this download page to update your firmware from 25/10/05, so if you bought your writer before this date maybe this will work, otherwise buy 8x discs. http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm#710 The faster the discs are burned the more chance of errors there are, you should write at slower speeds for better quality.

Oct 27, 2006 | Sony DRU-710A DVD±RW Dual Layer...

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