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Panasonic DMR-E80HP-S media

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by jjk454ss, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. jjk454ss

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    I just purchased a Panasonic DMR-E80HP-S, and I'm wondering what media works best. I found some info about DVD-R's; Verbatim, CompUSA, TDK, Panasonic, and Memorex all got some positive comments. I am wondering what DVD-RAM discs to get, and also any more comments on DVD-R's would be appreciated too. I don't want to buy a bunch of discs I can't use. Thanks
     
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    Also, I am looking for a DVD player, or DVD/VCR combo, that will play DVD-R's recorded off the Recorder. Any work better than others?
     
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    I just purchased a open box DMR-E80H. I have tried using Phillips 1-8X DVD-R. Disks burn but I have freezing and pixelation. This also occurs if playing back these disks in my Pioneer Elite DVR-05.

    Panasonic tech support recommends not using anything faster than 4X. They recommended Panasonic, TDK, Pioneer, Comp USA disks.

    Before I go out and buy any of these, has anyone tried them on a E80?

    The Comp USA disks are on sale: 50 spindle 2X for $19.99. Will these work on a E80?

    Has anyone had problems with disk longevity?

    Thanks..

    Neil
     
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    Neils - I have used a lot of CompUSA disc and TDK. They both seem to work fine. I haven't tried Pioneer or Panasonic yet. Whatever you do, don't use a 2X TDK. I can't even get mine to read them. Now, after burning so many I have to get my recorder re-initialized somehow. They will hang up sometimes in other dvd players. I have a Panasonic dvd player and it seems to play right through for me.
     
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    Are you saying that you were able to use TDK 2X but now, you can't? If this is the case, is it possible that TDK changed something in their disks?

    I went out to Comp USA and bought the 2X that are on sale; 50 for $19.99. Are these the same ones that have worked for you? If so, I'll try them tonight.

    Thanks..
     
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    I have been using the TDK 4x and they work excellent for me. I tried the TDK 2x and they won't work. Maybe each player is just picky about what they use. I also have used the CompUSA 2x and they work fine.
     
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    I have burned 2 Comp USA 2X in my Panasonic DMR-E80H successfully. I hope the disks last. Nevertheless, at .40 per disk, I am going to buy more of them.

    Thanks for the advice,

    Neil
     

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