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Would like to record on Double Layer Disks 8.5 GB

I've had no problems with this recorder, have had for three years. but I would like to be able to record on DL Disks, 8.5 GB capacity. They will not format. Any solution to this problem, or do I need to purchase another recorder?

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Re: Would like to record on Double Layer Disks 8.5 GB

Nope, not possibe.
Buy a new DVR, sorry ;-)

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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  • Blu Ray Recording: No
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  • DTS Decoder: No
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  • DVB-S: No
  • DVB-T: No
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  • DVD+RW Recording: Yes
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  • DVD-RAM Recording: No
  • DVD-RW Playback: Yes
  • DVD-RW Recording: Yes
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  • DivX Playback: No
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  • Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
  • Ethernet: No
  • Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
  • HD-DVD Playback: No
  • HD-DVD Recording: No
  • HDMI Interface: No
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  • MP3 Recording: No
  • MPEG4 Recording: No
  • Memory Stick: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • Number of Scart Interfaces: 1
  • PCMCIA Interface: No
  • Progressive Scan: No
  • Real Dolby: AC3
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Show View: No
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Super Audio CD Playback: No
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  • Table / Portable: Table
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  • W-LAN Connection: No
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Approx. 160 minutes
20 minutes
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8 cm
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Disc Size
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into Chapters.
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