phillips dvd-rw recorder

  denis93c 22:32 19 Oct 2004

i have a phillips dvd-rw recorder,today i bought
a 5 pack of tdk dvd-r discs,but the dvd recorder
displays "NO DISC".
what are these discs for?

  THE TERMINATOR 23:08 19 Oct 2004

Are you sure it is a dvd-rw and not dvd+rw drive? Or that the disks were dvd-r you should not get this message unless the disks are dodgy. Check them all....T

  denis93c 17:06 21 Oct 2004

sorry my mistake the dvd recorder says "dvd+rewritable",the discs are dvd-r,does this mean the discs are no good for the machine,or are there any settings i can make on the machine?

  THE TERMINATOR 00:41 24 Oct 2004

Sorry for taking so long to get back, if your writer is dvd+ then you can only use dvd+ disks in the drive, unfortunately there are no settings to change or firmware or software you can get to make this drive accept the minus(-) format. If your drive is still under warranty however, you could take it back to the shop where you got it(and the receipt)and exchange it for a +/- dual writer, or change the disks....T

  denis93c 17:00 25 Oct 2004

thank-you for the info,can the discs mentioned above be used on a pc?

  SEASHANTY 20:05 25 Oct 2004

If you have a dual format DVD writer on your PC which accepts both + and - format recordable discs
then you can use the discs on that writer. The latest Philips Home DVD recorders are dual format
accepting both types of discs.

  PA28 20:10 25 Oct 2004

Wouldn't it be nice if the differing standards for writeable disks were a little clearer in name. Rather than - and +, why not have RED and BLACK or something equally as clear (I suppose VHS and Betamax would do nicely as well!).

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