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Do I HAVE to use Maxell dvd-r

I am wondering if I can use different (less expensive) types of mini dvds with this? Can anyone suggest a good DVD-RW, or dvd-r?

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I use Panasonic DVD RAM, since my DVD RW drive supports it.

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Provided you check that what you are buying is DVD-R or DVD-RW (as opposed to +R or +RW), it should work. Best thing is probably to buy one or two and see how you get on. There's not many places make DVDs - and an awful lot of badge engineering goes on. You could download a useful bit of freeware from http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/ to help you find out which factory your Maxell discs have come from - and which of your cheap alternatives actually hail from the same stable. A.

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Even if a recorder is supposed to work fine on both +R, -R etc. , often you find out, that due to error correction methor, a device worksd well on one or the other type.

Your DVD supports the following DVDs -R, -RW, -RAM, all -R disks are supported both on 3'' and 5''.
On +R it just writes regular DVD +R, DVD +RW and mini DVD +R are not listed in DVD specs, therefore are not supported on writing.
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I assume it works better with -R

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