4 - Operations
About Disc Types/Formats
• DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW discs are
always formatted in “Video” mode—
the same as pre-recorded DVD-Video
discs. Once ﬁnalized, you can play
DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD+RW discs in
most regular DVD players.
• DVD-RW discs can be formatted in
“Video Recording (VR)” or “Video”
mode. VR mode allows maximum
editing features, while Video mode
allows maximum compatibility with
other DVD players.
• The DVD Recorder+VCR cannot re-
cord CD-R or CD-RW discs.
Notes on Recording
• The recording times shown
are not exact because the DVD
Recorder+VCR uses variable bit-rate
video compression. This means that
the exact recording time will depend
on the material being recorded.
• If your TV reception is poor or the pic-
ture contains interference, the record-
ing times may be shorter.
• If you record still pictures or audio
only, recording times may be longer.
• The displayed times for recording and
time remaining may not always add
up to exactly the length of the disc.
• The recording time available may
decrease if you heavily edit a disc.
• If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure
you set the recording format (Video
mode or VR mode) before you record
anything on the disc; see page 29.
• When using a DVD-R or DVD+R disc,
you can keep recording until the disc
is full, or until you ﬁnalize the disc.
Before you start a recording session,
check the amount of recording time
left on the disc.
• When using a DVD-RW disc in Video
mode, recording time available will
only increase if you erase the last title
recorded on the disc.
• The “Delete Title” option in the “Title
List-Original” menu only hides the
title, it does not actually erase the title
from the disc and increase the record-
ing time available (except for the last
recorded title on a DVD-RW disc in
• You can overwrite recordings when
using DVD+RW discs.
• When you eject a DVD+R/RW, the
DVD Recorder+VCR will display “Mak-
ing a Menu” on screen and automati-
cally update the disc menu with any
new titles and/or edits.
• Fingerprints and small scratches on
a disc can affect playback and/or
recording performance. Please take
proper care of your discs.
• The company does not hold any
responsibility to compensate for
contents which should have been
recorded, and any losses or damages
(e.g. , losses of business proﬁt, or busi-
ness intermission) that may arise from
malfunction of this recorder (e.g., not
recording/editing as intended).