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DVD recorder won't accept Memorex DVD-RW 4.7MB 4x blank discs. Have used Sony ditto except 1x/2x, and Fujifilm ditto except "up to 4x write speed". The DVR is a SHARP DV-RW340U Ser#410942198 purchased 12/11/04. Sharp customer service helpline says " It should take up to 4x", but can offer no other advise.Would anyone have any suggestions??

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Hello. I can assist you. Welcome to the frustrating world of DVD nuiances. The older DVD recorders are simply not compatible with some of the newer discs. Many of my customers have your frustration. I recommend that you stick with the disks that are tried and true for your machine. At some point you may choose to purchase a new recorder which is nice because it will use less power, have more bells and whistles and actually will be less expensive that the one you purchased in 2004.

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