I brought the TDK and SONY DVD +RW for using with this recorder. When I want to transfer data from HDD to these DVD by press "select" on remote control, the on screen message appears "There is no recordable disc!". But those DVD are blank. I do re-format them, but still the same. Also, cannot delete by the recorder itself.
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Re: I cannot write data from HDD to DVD+RW
The REC Mode of the recordings was set so high that there is not enough space on the DVD to make a recording. Cannot change at this point. For future recordings, switch to LSP or some other non-quality mode.
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Your combo device will accept all bands of recordable DVD but only the minus R or minus RW not the plus R nor the plus RW I've had great success using Staples brand of DVD-R/RW and is usually very competitively priced if its in stock but I've found that Maxcell & JVC brand are often on sale at some of the major big box MEGA stores nationwide that is also an awesome and reliable disc that I use and can recommend
Any brand name DVD disc like TDK,Memorex or RCA extra..as long it is 8X or 16X DVD+R format for one time recording only.Or DVD+RW u will able to Re record over the old data's was in the DVD disc earlier only.
Below is a list of discs that should or should not be used with the DVD recorders.
4x can be used
8x will result in a disc error.
2x can be used
4x will result in a disc error.
The following discs have been tested and are proven to be compatible with our DVD recorders.
IMATION DVD-R 2.0
TDK DVD-RW 2X
TDK DVD-R 2X
The following are brands of discs we DO NOT recommend:
TDK DVD-RW 4x
TDK DVD-R 4x
Please be aware that a free software upgrade is now available to customers. This upgrade will enable your unit to recognize the (DVD-R 8x) discs. To obtain a copy, please call 1-800-242-7158. Customer service by phone is available 7 days a week 6:00am to 9:00pm pacific time.
In order to receive the upgrade we need to know what firmware version your unit requires. First you need to access the DVD recorders service mode. Turn on the DVD Recorder and the Television, make sure the unit is on the DVD side. You may access the service mode by pressing the CMSKIP button on the remote control. Once you press CMSKIP you must press the numbers 1,2,3. You must do this quickly so it may take a couple tries. The model name will appear on the screen followed by Firmware Version. I need to know the serial number next to FE: Press the RETURN button to exit screen.
Brian W. Customer Support Funai Corporation 19900 Van Ness Avenue Torrance, CA 90501 1-800-256-2487 Customer Support 1-310-320-0571 fax
I don't think there is an update available I did extensive research and found that this product is garbage with nothing but problems and to top it off the company has no internet site no phone no address ... go figure ... Best I can do for you is ... Use what works till it no longer works then trash it ... sorry:( and on a good note ... Sony and TDK are the Best media out there and work when no others will!!!
You might like to know that this recorder works well with DVD+R, DVD-R and DVD-RW but is known to not work well with DVD+RW. This is likely to be the main cause of your problem if you experience these problems and find it happens mostly with DVD+RW.
If the problem occurs across all formats a DVD cleaning disk should help the problem.
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I have found that the DVD recorder in this unit will not recognize a DVR+R disc greater than 8X speed. Therfore 16X discs are not an option. Like you already know, it likes DVD+RW 45X speed discs but it is selective. I have been using Maxell DVD+RW 4x and have found that Verbatim DVD+RW 4X and Sony DVD+RW 4X work just as well.
yes, most of the dvd recorders are like that. you must read the user guide to find the correct dvd brand to use. i have a toshiba (i can only use maxell, (best) tdk ,dynex (good) and memorex (Ok)) fuji sony pansonic will not record nor play.
I have used my Sony GX300 for a couple of years and love it. I prefer +R blanks. The only occasional problem is the media brand. It will not record Fuji 16X, but will record Fuji 4X, which are rare nowadays. I have used TDK 16X with success, but this week bought TDK "lightscribe" blanks, and the GX300 would not record with them.
Sony should provide an upgrade download for the GX300 but does not. On the internet I have been unable to find a list of suitable brands for this DVD recorder, so I have to take risks when shopping. Fortunately, all blanks can be used for my computer so my money is not really wasted.
It's October, 2009 and in Toronto there has been a shortage of DVD blanks for months. I've been told there will be lots available in December.