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Emerson EWR10D4 DVD Recorder

Imation 8x DVD-R is the only 8x brand I can find lately. These recordable discs usually lock up at a minute and 5 seconds into recording and then flip back to zero and start over recording again. Sometimes it does this repeatedly until an "error message" pops up saying this disc is no good.

I recently only get 60% of "writing to disc" when it stops and shows "error message" and this ruins the disc.

I called Maxell and they said they no longer make 8x recordable discs.

Does Emerson/Funai offer a programming disc that will allow 16x DVD-R recordable discs to work on EWR10D4 DVD Recoreder, and will that solve these other problems?

Thank you very much, Hept

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Re: Emerson EWR10D4 DVD Recorder

Try mr dvd-r discs from poundland.
They work with the funai machine.
Its worth a try.

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