new dvd discs + rw won't record.

June 7, 2011 at 07:04:08
Specs: Windows XP
Have Daewoo VHS DVD + RW 6 Head Nicam/A2 Hi Fi. PDC/Autoset/DF-4100P Video plus.
Can anyone help. Have been able to record TV programmes before but lately video is very erratic. sometimes we preset programmes to record & it plays back ok but at other times not.We always buy DVD RW discs. Just brought a new lot of discs but when we go to play back something we've preset to watch later it shows empty. I understand we don't need to make new DVD RW discs compatible/finalized.
Of late we've noticed that if we stick a new/blank DVD + RW disc in tray of video & press record manually a yellow bar appears accross bottom of TV screen saying "preparing disc for recording" What does this signify.
New Discs are 4.7.GB Go 4x speed vitesse 120 mins Verbatim DVD RW.
Kind Regards

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June 7, 2011 at 08:21:37
Lizy - having similar issue here with stand alone unit. I believe the firmware I have doesn't recognise the 'signature' of the disks anymore. Liteon doesn't have an update either. I never get to the preparing disk (preformatting) anymore. The +R's are suppose to be pre formatted where the -R's are not (can be overburned).
Verbatim used here too! I've tried -R's, +R's and RW's. No joy here.
With green HDD's price decline, I'm seriously considering going to that for storage. It's now cheaper per GB. Just keep everything in network storage.
100 Verbatim about $35 on sale (500GB) vs 2TB Samsung green drive for $85. Can mirror (RAID) for that price.
Who would have thought?

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