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by barrettlady / October 28, 2005 11:44 PM PDT

I just purchased a JVC dual DVD-VHS player with dubbing. JVC says I must use discs that conform to lx-2x speed DVD-RW players or I could harm the player. If a disc has a higher speed, ie: 8x or more, will that work or does it have to be no larger than 2X? Also does anybody know the difference between DVD-RW and DVD+RW?
Thanks. I really could use some help here.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 29, 2005 1:32 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD-RW

You should try to contact JVC and get an answer from them.


I have a package of 25 Memorex DVD-R 4X media and there is this warning on the package:

''Using new recordable discs (4X DVD-R) in 1X-2X Pioneer-manufactured DVD drives and DVD recorders may cause damage to the DVD drive or recorder and possibly to the loaded 4X disc.

The source of the problem is a firware ''bug'' in certain DVD-R/RW drives and recorders, and not with the media itself.''

And then it lists a number of Pioneer products that are affected.

They show a link to:

Your JVC may have the Pioneer drive installed.


Added note.......high speed media will not record faster on the JVC. Those type devices are set to record at 1X speed.


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by barrettlady / October 29, 2005 10:58 AM PDT
In reply to: JVC DVD-VHS

Thank you for the information. I am really new at this dubbing thing. JVC sent me one DVD-RW with my recorder so I will buy more of theirs.

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by britannica / January 31, 2006 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: JVC DVD-VHS

I have Pioneer dual VHS + DVD and I use 16x with no problems of reading.Do not look at the label ! Record on standalone and edit on computer whitout problems !

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If JVC says to use 1x-2x disks, don't use anything faster
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD-RW

than 2x. Higher speed disks usually carry some form of warning. There is a reason for that.

DVD-RW and DVD+RW are different formats. They record things differently. Many players will not play RW format disks. Most players will play either DVD-R or DVD+R. If your question was what is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R, I would say there is no significant difference for playback. Recording is a matter of what format your recorder can use.

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