Basic help with DVD recording blankss please

  Diemmess 09:27 30 Jul 2009

Until now have been content to burn Data CDs as and when required for playback on a PC.

Have had a Panasonic DVD recorder DMR-EH60DEB for some time and though I frequently use its HD for TV recording, I want to burn DVDs which can be played on my PC and vice versa.

-R, +R, or must I use RW blanks? The Panasonic manual is not an easy read.

The burner on the PC is a Writemaster and has 3 blocks of symbols on its face, the significant block appears to read RW and immediately below in tiny characters DVD+R DL.

Must I use RW blanks and what about +R when most blanks I have, if they show anything at all show -R ?
I can tire very easily making coasters!

  dagnammit 11:46 30 Jul 2009

-R is fine. Just copy over and then remember to choose finalise.R

  dagnammit 11:47 30 Jul 2009

Not sure where that exta R came from.


  Diemmess 13:41 30 Jul 2009

Your extra 'R' is best friends with my 'blankss'

  DieSse 23:45 30 Jul 2009

A review (and a piccie) which says DVD -R and DVD RW are possible.

click here

  Diemmess 14:03 31 Jul 2009

Thank you both for really helpful answers.

At the moment I can't spare the time to fiddle, but now you've set the ground rules I can see what works and have fewer parameters to play with.

DieSse thank you for the link. It is very appropriate.
I think there may be details in the small print of the Panasonic job which need a RW disc in order to finalise a recording though normally this is easy enough when burning in a PC.

Whatever, it is way out of the 1 year warranty so what I have stands or falls by what I can make it do.

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