Is there a difference between DVD-RW and DVD-RW VR/Video?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Joe, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Hi,

    I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them. When I try
    to record I get an "unreadable disk" message and a "dirty disk"
    message. The recorder works fine with DVD+RW disks. I called Sony
    support and they told me I needed to use DVD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR
    disks not DVD-RW. My question is, is Sony just giving me a B___ S___
    story or are DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR disks different from DVD-RW
    disks. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Joe

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    Joe, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. Joe

    ZeroOne Guest

    Joe <calguy99$@excite.com> wrote in
    news::

    > Hi,
    >
    > I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    > says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    > So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them. When I try
    > to record I get an "unreadable disk" message and a "dirty disk"
    > message. The recorder works fine with DVD+RW disks. I called Sony
    > support and they told me I needed to use DVD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR
    > disks not DVD-RW. My question is, is Sony just giving me a B___ S___
    > story or are DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR disks different from DVD-RW
    > disks. Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe
    >
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    > yES

    rw can be erased
    more expensive
    may not be compatible with player
     
    ZeroOne, Jul 3, 2004
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  3. There is only 1 type of DVD-RW discs avaliable. However, you can chose to
    format it either in
    regular Video mode, or what is known as VR (video recording) mode. VR mode
    allows more editing features on the RDR-GX7, however it is normally not
    playable on a standard DVD player.
    If you are getting these error messages, it could be that you have not
    formatted the blank disc yet.
    Or, you may have created the disc on a PC, in which case you'll likely need
    to either do a full erase on the PC (time consuming) or re-format it on the
    RDR-GX7 before you can use it.
    Hope this helps.


    "Joe" <calguy99$@excite.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    > says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    > So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them. When I try
    > to record I get an "unreadable disk" message and a "dirty disk"
    > message. The recorder works fine with DVD+RW disks. I called Sony
    > support and they told me I needed to use DVD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR
    > disks not DVD-RW. My question is, is Sony just giving me a B___ S___
    > story or are DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR disks different from DVD-RW
    > disks. Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > ===============================================
    > Please remove the spam busting $ in my
    > e mail address to reply via e mail..Thanks
    > ===============================================
     
    Ronnie Pincus, Jul 3, 2004
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  4. Joe

    Joe Guest

    Well the Sony RDR-GX7 wont let me format these disks they are new.
    Does formatting them in a pc differ from formatting them in a Sony DVR
    recorder?


    On Sat, 3 Jul 2004 14:34:25 -0700, "Ronnie Pincus"
    <> wrote:

    >There is only 1 type of DVD-RW discs avaliable. However, you can chose to
    >format it either in
    >regular Video mode, or what is known as VR (video recording) mode. VR mode
    >allows more editing features on the RDR-GX7, however it is normally not
    >playable on a standard DVD player.
    >If you are getting these error messages, it could be that you have not
    >formatted the blank disc yet.
    >Or, you may have created the disc on a PC, in which case you'll likely need
    >to either do a full erase on the PC (time consuming) or re-format it on the
    >RDR-GX7 before you can use it.
    >Hope this helps.
    >
    >
    >"Joe" <calguy99$@excite.com> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    >> says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    >> So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them. When I try
    >> to record I get an "unreadable disk" message and a "dirty disk"
    >> message. The recorder works fine with DVD+RW disks. I called Sony
    >> support and they told me I needed to use DVD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR
    >> disks not DVD-RW. My question is, is Sony just giving me a B___ S___
    >> story or are DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR disks different from DVD-RW
    >> disks. Any help would be appreciated.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Joe
    >>
    >> ===============================================
    >> Please remove the spam busting $ in my
    >> e mail address to reply via e mail..Thanks
    >> ===============================================

    >


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    Joe, Jul 3, 2004
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  5. "Ronnie Pincus" wrote:
    > There is only 1 type of DVD-RW discs avaliable.


    No, actually theres two types now and there are not forward compatible.

    Version 1.1 supports 1x-2x speed.
    Version 2.0 supports 2x-4x speed.

    Except for the newest Pioneer DVD recorders coming out now, the existing
    recorders on the market only supports DVD-RW version 1.1.

    DVD-RW version 2 discs won't work in version 1.1 recorders.

    Regards, Lars
     
    Lars Ladingkaer, Jul 3, 2004
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  6. Joe

    Biz Guest

    "Joe" <calguy99$@excite.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    > says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    > So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them.


    OK, so you bought some DVD-RW disks. What exact kind did you buy? Perhaps
    you bought some really inexpensive disks that are just not compatible?
    Start by buying a few good disks, especially those recommended by Sony
    specifically for use in that recorder. If they work fine, then your next
    mission is to look around for brands you find more affordable that are also
    compatible.
     
    Biz, Jul 3, 2004
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  7. "Lars Ladingkaer" wrote:

    [The two types of DVD-RW media available]:

    > Version 1.1 supports 1x-2x speed.


    > Version 2.0 supports 2x-4x speed.


    Sorry I made a mistake here, its not called version 2.0 but version 1.2:

    DVD-RW ver. 1.1 supports 1x-2x speed.

    DVD-RW ver. 1.2 supports 2x-4x speed.

    The DVD-RW ver. 1.2 media can't be used in DVD burners and DVD recorders
    made for ver. 1.1 only.

    /Lars
     
    Lars Ladingkaer, Jul 4, 2004
    #7
  8. Joe

    Joe Guest

    On Sat, 03 Jul 2004 22:32:12 GMT, "Biz" <> wrote:


    Well I tried Ridata made by Ritek. The disk that worked was one Fuji
    Film DVD+RW had no problems with that.
    >
    >"Joe" <calguy99$@excite.com> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I just got a Sony RDR GX7 DVD set top DVD recorder. The documentation
    >> says it can record in DVD-R, DWD-RW Video and DVD-RW VR and DVD+RW.
    >> So I bought some DVD-RW disks and tried to record on them.

    >
    >OK, so you bought some DVD-RW disks. What exact kind did you buy? Perhaps
    >you bought some really inexpensive disks that are just not compatible?
    >Start by buying a few good disks, especially those recommended by Sony
    >specifically for use in that recorder. If they work fine, then your next
    >mission is to look around for brands you find more affordable that are also
    >compatible.
    >


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    Joe, Jul 4, 2004
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