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Topic # 6936 5-Mar-2006 17:24
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Hi,

I just bought one of these baby's and left it at my girlfriends house (she has foxtel). I programmed in a weeks worth of shows to record and it did so. I went around there yesterday and copied everything to DVD-RW's so that once I watched all the stuff I can erase them and start again, but when I put the dubbed disks in a dvd player or in the DVD-RW in my laptop it says that its a blank disk (it obviously isn't, because the shows all show up on the disk when placed in the HX1010 machine)

Anyone know how to record it in a format that I can later watch on my home DVD player or on my laptop as a standard DVD? or is the problem that I used a DVD-RW disk and not a DVD-R disk?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
Jimmy

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  Reply # 29985 6-Mar-2006 11:45
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I don't have the Sony machine, but experienced something similar with my Panasonic. The only way I could view any program anywhere else was to finalilse a dvd-r (close the session). Even machines that supposedly handle dvd-r would not read it unless it was finalised.

So if I want to get 2 seconds of video from the Panasonic to my computer to do a vidcap, I have to finalise a dvd-r. In such situations I usually piggyback it with material I want to archive.

Many the Sony is the same. Maybe it's just a dvd issue.

You may have to spend more time at your girlfriend's house :)

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  Reply # 29995 6-Mar-2006 13:29
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RDR-HX1010 supports DVD-r/-rw/+r/+rw/+DL.

However, when you use DVD-r/-rw you need to finalise it, especially if your use DVD-vr mode (if you can choose between -video and -vr).

DVD+r/+rw does not require any finalisation at all.


Anyhow, if you're wondering "isn't it a waste to record very short clip onto -r and had to finalise it in order to view on other system?", answer is "yes". Hence, recommending you to use -RW and finalise it, you can later unfinalise and continue record.


And to my memory, Sony RDR-HX1010 is using DVD-vr to record, hence if you view on other Sony DVD recorder, you can view it without finalisation.




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  Reply # 30139 8-Mar-2006 03:00
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Wish I could do that, but the Panasonic does not support finalising on dvd-ram. It's not wasteful to dub short segments, cuz I do it on a disc that was almost full of other stuff.

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  Reply # 30155 8-Mar-2006 09:30
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does your laptop support reading DVD-RAM? not all dvd drives can read from DVD-RAM though.




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  Reply # 30171 8-Mar-2006 12:44
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No, I don't have anything else that suppports dvd-ram. Two computers, 4 dvd drives, none supports dvd-ram. Nor the company laptop I borrow sometimes. It's a good format, but no one supports it. Kinda like Beta video tapes, apparently!

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