I've tried to record on a number of different blank DVDs, all having the DVD logo, DVD-R, DVD-RW.
When I insert the blank DVD I get a Disc Error message saying: Please eject the disc. Playback feature may not be available on this disc.
What's the best Blank DVD to record on and does the write speed (4X, 8X) and the capacity have any bearing?
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Re: Can't record DVDs
OK. Finally "solved" this problem. You must use the brand name "Maxell" DVD disks, 2x or 4x (maybe 8x). Do not use variable speed disks (e.g. 1x--4x) or 16x. Walmart carries these!
The DVR -RW 2x finally got mine to record. I didn't think this would work, but it did. I am still experimenting with it. Had to download (free) VLC player to get it to play on my computer. Works fine in other DVD players.
Credits to the Sears' repairman, the guy at F., and my patience!
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Are you loading to play or to record? Commercial DVDs should play. DVDs for recording may not be recognized by your drive. First make sure that the disc is blank. You must insert a blank disc of the proper format: DVD-R or RW, DVD+R or RW. Even with the proper format, some brands may not behave the same way as other brands.