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I recently purchased a new Toshiba DVD recorder DR570. This has 5 recording modes,1,2,4,6 & 8 hours- I have experimented with all 5 modes and find that I am only getting approx half the recording time in each mode . I am confused by the formatting instructions for a DVD-RW,you have to set for VR mode or video mode, how do I know which format to choose and would that affect the recording times ,or is it simply a fault with the unit ?

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Hello
Before start predetermined recording modes, be sure the clock has been set to current time. this is most important.

[1] Turn on the TV and press

[ON/STANDBY], and be sure to

select the input of the TV to which
the unit is connected.

[2] Press [OPEN/CLOSse] to open the

disc tray. Place the disc to record on
properly.

[3] Press [OPEN/CLOSE ] to close the
disc tray.

[4] Select the input of the unit which the

external device is connected. (L1, L2
or L3)

[5] Press [REC MODE] repeatedly to
select a recording mode

[6] Press [ REC] on the unit to start
recording

Posted on May 25, 2011

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    The Knight May 25, 2011

    From these proceedings, still you feel the troube, surely there is some fault with that unit. Repalce it immediatle. Timer recoding and mode recording section inside the set if faulty. OK.

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