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Burn DVD Can burn CDs cannot burn DVDs with my internal burner. Can you recommend an external burner? Does this burner burn DVDs.

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Read on your optical drive. If it burns CD's it reads CD-RW. In order to burn DVD's it needs ro read DVD-RW. If it reads DVD-ROM it will only read DVD's not burn them.

A good external burner is Plextor. You can get one at Walmart, or you can check Ebay and find an internal to replace the one in your machine. They are fairly easy to replace, and you won't have a bulky external to carry around.

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The more advanced the media is the more likely it can't read them in a older Player. DVDs would be hardest to burn or even read.

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This problem is normal and exists with many CD/DVD drives.
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As you go higher in functionality, the price also increases. Check your needs before you plan to buy one. Also compare prices of all the drives. Note: burn-able media costs are separate.

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not necessrilly some dvd rom drives play only dvds an cds but don't burn them. it may burn cds but there is a 90% chance your drive can't burn dvd's

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