DVD formats for PC and DVD Recorder

  Mike_R 13:08 08 Feb 2009

I have a Sony RDR-HXD995 DVD recorder and an Evesham desktop with a Writemaster CD/DVD R/W.
I thought of recording digital TV films etc on the desktop and watching them on my TV via the DVD recorder. Unfortunately all my old rewritable DVDs are 4.7GB DVD-RAM discs which the desktop says are incompatible. Can anyone recommend a compatible DVD format betwen my PC and DV recorder, please?

  MAT ALAN 13:19 08 Feb 2009

click here
supported recorder formats

It will depend on whether you model of burner will support DvD-RAM... (seems not)

  Mike_R 14:00 08 Feb 2009

Thanks. I've got on my hands and knees and had a close look at the DVD writer in the desktop. It says it takes DVD+/-R and +/-RW, as does the DVD recorder.
So it is off to somewhere to buy a few suitable DVDs.

  Pine Man 14:22 08 Feb 2009

I am pretty sure that the Sony DVD Recorders will not use RAM discs.

I use DVD+RW discs on my PC and they work ok on my RDR-HXD.

  MAT ALAN 14:27 08 Feb 2009

Pine Man

His make and model supports DvD-RAM playback but not DvD-RAM record...

which i find a bit odd...

  Mike_R 14:47 08 Feb 2009

As you say, the Sony DVD recorder supports DVD RAM playback as I've tried it on the old DVD discs recorded on my previous JVC DVD recorder.

  AL47 15:40 08 Feb 2009

dvd ran is expensive and fading

i go with good quality DVD+R

  MAT ALAN 16:00 08 Feb 2009

AL47, i'm with that i find + formats far more user friendly...

  Joe R 17:06 08 Feb 2009

Three for the price of two at the minute.

Been using these disks for a long while, with no failures. click here

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