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Why can unit handle DVD+R 16x?

Why recording from LINE IN 1 S-Video using DYNEX DVD+R 16x does not record clean(garble video, frequent pausing)? I tried with DVD+R 4x and ok. I though this unit handles higher speed. Would not play other 16x disk finalized for other recorders.
What should I go with? 8x? DVD-R? different brand DVD+R maker?
Or could it be a bad unit. I did buy at bestbuy as an open box item.

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Re: Why can unit handle DVD+R 16x?

OK, in a nut shell, and with out knowing the full set up you are using here is what basicly happens as you record your DVD, the system reads the information into a cache.. it holds it there untill the burner cathes yp to it then it asks for more information to be place into cache. Cache is one of the things that make a good brand of DVDR/RW expensive and the lack of it is why products like Dynex are not.
One thing you can do to maximize your record speed is not to use cheapie type disks. Bite thte bullet and by good quality DVD disks to use for recording. Also, try to not tax your system by running anything through it or with it while it's recording.
Other wise... you will have to live with a slower recrding rate unless better media helps out but it would have to help you out a lot.

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