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  • knackered Apr 30, 2008

    dvd/ r phililps 160g model no 3460h/05

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I RECORDED VIDEOS OF MY VIDEO CAMERA ON TO MY DVD PLAYER RECORDER USING DVD+RW DISC EVERYTHING WENT PERFECT.THE NEXT DAY WHEN I WAS GOING TO FINISH UP EVERYTIME I STUCK A DISC INTO THE RECORDER IT WOULD START INITIALIZING THE DISC THEN KICK IT OUT BEFORE IT FINISHED. I WOULD TRY ANOUTHER KIND OF DISC DVD-R AND IT WOULD RECORD FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND STOP RECORDING. CANT FIGURE OUT WHY IT DID GREAT ONE DAY AND QUIT THE NEXT. DENNIS

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What are “Recording modes”? for DVD-RW
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