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Recorders won't play burnt discs

Discussion in 'DVD recorders' started by Tatlover, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Tatlover

    Tatlover Member

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    I recently bought 2 different stand alone dvd burners and have returned them for this problem. I am going to buy another but I need to know why I'm having this problem before I do.
    Problem is my burnt dvds won't play in the recorders. I tried +R,-R and +RW. They all play fine in my players (even PS2) but not the recorders. My originals would play fine. Any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. Auslander

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    i would say you're probably using crappy media and/or not finalizing your discs.

    why use a standalone versus an internal drive in your pc? are these just shows you want to record off of TV?
     
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    I'm trying to play movies I burnt using my PC using Memorex and TDK media. I want the recorder to convert my vhs to dvd. Do you think I'd be better off with a capture card? If so, can you recommend a decent one? I just can't understand why they play in players but not recorders. Is there a difference in the way they read the disc or what?
     
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    memorex and tdk are very inferior media. try verbatim and taiyo yuden, the two best quality disc brands in existence.

    and yes, i would say get a capture card, because you have more options for the quality you record at, in a variety of formats which can be directly edited, then burned to disc.

    anything from Hauppage is good, tv tuner card-wise.
     

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