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Sony Handycam DCR DVD203

I need to record 8 hours but the DVDs that I can purchase only hold up to 60 mins. Is there a way record on another media, or is there a way to hook to my laptop and record directly to it? Or do you have another suggestion?

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Hey there Tiffanisk, you can purchase several different DVD types; DVD5, DVD9, DVD10, DVD14, DVD18. For your purpose, I would use DVD9, which is perfectly suited to your Drive. You might also consider converting your video to a different format, with programs like Winavi. It would allow you to keep several hours of video on a DVD5, just burning as a Data disk with Nero, and either playing on your computer or upconvert the file as you need to burn a s a standard DVD. Hope it helped. Good Luck!

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