2.4X, 4X, 8X DVD+R blank discs???

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Mr. Moe, Dec 4, 2004.

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    Mr. Moe, Dec 4, 2004
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    Biz Guest

    Properly supported writing speeds. I dont know, whats your recorder
    make/model? I would first try the disks they recommend in the manual or the
    manufacturers website.
    Biz, Dec 4, 2004
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    Mr. Moe Guest

    My recorder is an RCA model #DRC8295N. I just bought some TDK blank +R discs at
    Best Buy. 50 for $19.99...I bought four bundles.

    Monster Horror Chiller Theatre
    Mr. Moe, Dec 6, 2004
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    Joe S Guest

    That's not a horrible price. In another thread I surmise that your recorder records
    at 2.4x. So, spending any extra money on 8x or 16x media would be a waste. Check
    the specs to make sure.

    Joe S, Dec 6, 2004
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    Mr. Moe, Dec 7, 2004
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    Joe S Guest

    That's a good price for 8x and should take care of your needs quite
    well. However, for future reference you should figure out your recorders
    write speed so that if it's 2.4x (or even 4x) that you don't spend extra
    money to get 8x.

    I'm sure you weren't planning on it, but don't open the other 3 packs
    until you verify that these discs work great in your recorder. They more
    than likely will do fine.

    Joe S, Dec 7, 2004
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    Mr. Moe, Dec 8, 2004
  8. Those numbers only matter with PC based DVD burners. Home componet
    based units (like the RCA one your wife got you) won't be affeted by the
    disc being a 2.4x or 8x or whatever. For people like you just look for the
    best deal on a reliable brand media (like the TDK ones you got).

    Brian The Demolition Man Little
    Owner of a Pioneer DVR-108
    Brian The Demolition Man Little, Dec 8, 2004
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    Joe S Guest

    Can you please explain what you mean? Is it because they only record to DVD at
    video playback speed...that there is no direct hard drive to DVD capability
    where it could actually go "faster"?

    Joe S, Dec 8, 2004
  10. On home componet based burners (aka set top unit) from my memory
    they burn at video playback speed. I'm not sure on the set top units that
    also function as TiVo units if the burning speed will be any faster (ie:
    etc), but for the average person who just wants to record something to
    a DVD then a set top unit will work just fine.

    Brian The Demolition Man Little
    Who prefers to use his PC for DVD authoring.
    Brian The Demolition Man Little, Dec 9, 2004
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    Joe S Guest

    Gotcha....that makes sense. I wonder why the machine spec says it writes at

    Joe S, Dec 10, 2004
  12. That's strange indeed.

    Brian The Demolition Man Little
    Brian The Demolition Man Little, Dec 11, 2004
  13. I have a DVD-R set top recorder and it won't accept the 8X DVD-R
    discs...this sucks!
    Why Am I here?, Dec 11, 2004
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    Nobody Guest

    If you have an older 2.4X DVD+R/RW drive then you can probably
    only use 2.4X media unless you have updated the BIOS. I have
    even heard rumor of damage to 2.4X units that attempt to use 4X
    or 8X media - although I find this a bit difficult to imagine -
    but since that rumor comes from a manufacturer's website I do
    give it a little creedence. I'd guess that a good general rule
    would be don't buy media that's faster than your drive's top
    speed. With today's new 16X DVD+/-RW units that's not a problem
    as I haven't even seen 16X media - however, some of them will
    burn at 16X using 12X media (wherever you get that from). We
    have a Philips DVD985A set-top DVD+RW that uses 2.4X media and
    it won't handle the 4X DVD+R discs at all; in fact it just locks
    up with an error after about 5 minutes of recording, and I can't
    get it to accept the firmware upgrade either.
    Nobody, Dec 11, 2004
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    Joe S Guest

    Not all blank media are created equal. Some drives/recorders only play with
    certain brands of media.

    Check with Emerson to find out what media they are qualified for. Odds are the
    list will include some very expensive discs, but if that's what you need to be
    sure, I guess that's what you need.

    Joe S, Dec 11, 2004
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    Jan 18, 2012
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    RCA DRC8295N

    I'm sorry but I have to disagree with Brian. The RCA DVD Recorder combo will not burn with 16x DVDs, or anything higher than 8x. It has to be 2.4x, 4x. or 8x.
    Been there - bought too many disks that won't burn - gonna start a Blank DVD store.
    67chevyman, Jan 18, 2012
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