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Erasing DVD+RW I have just bought a wharfdale dvd 24HD recorder and am working through the instructions and trying out all the different things but one thing I can't find is how to erase a re-writable dvd could you also explain what HDMI is and does yours sandra mclennan

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  • sandramcl1 Mar 07, 2008

    thanks i have erased the dvd on my laptop but will contact customer services as itisn't ideal to erase on a computer

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HDMI refers to High Definition Multiple Interface. I is a cord made to carry both High Def audio as well as video. Erasing the dvd can be done by a computer software, typically Nero, but I would suggest contacting Customer service to find out if the recorder is capabale of erasing RW media.

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