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Using a TDK Double Layer Disc in an LG combo VCR/ DVD recorder trying to copy from a pre recorded tape on SP speed and the disc stops at 2hours and ejects disc. When putting the disc back in the recorder it tells me that it does not recognise this disc. I have used another disc of a different brand without any problems. What if anything am I doing wrong?

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Hi ohdeer

I've had a similar problem with a LG DVD / VCR that was hooked up to a voice recording system.

We found that it was the format of the DVD i.e. DVDR+ or DVDR- disks.

Also it is much better for recording purposes from Video to DVD to switch the machine over to LP mode.

Hope this is of help !

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Hello ohdeer

Could be that the disc is not compatible with the dvd player. Theres not much I can think of if it works fine with another brand?

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