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DVD disc recording

I have successfully been recording family videos to DVD's using TDK DVD +R 1-16x speed 4.7 gb single sided - I just purchased Sony DVD +R 4.7GB 1x-16x and each time I put them into the DVD recorder as soon as it has automatically formatted the disc a sign come up to say BAD DISC. Why is this happening because these discs appear to be the same as the TDK discs. How can I fix the problem. Thanks Wendy "scraggs'

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  • scraggs Mar 31, 2008

    Thanks, I took the Sanyo discs back to the store and bought a different brand and they work perfectly.

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Certain disc only work in certain recorders - I know this sound weird but you must find the disc that is compatible with the recorder that you are using. If the TDK discs is working continue to use the TDK discs. Even though the format and the specifications are the same on both disc, the readers does not read all disc.

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