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You can use discs with the following logos for recording and
●The above table is based on the information as of February 2004.
●Recording and playback may not be performed depending on the
characteristics and condition of the disc used, leading to
unsatisfactory results. Using discs manufactured by JVC is
recommended since they have been tested to be compatible with this
It is only possible to use discs which conform with DVD-RAM
standard Version 2.0 or 2.1.
●It is impossible to record on DVD-RAM discs which do not conform to
this standard. If you use a disc formatted under a different standard
version, format it on this unit before use.
●It may not be possible to record, play back, edit or dub a DVD-RAM
disc even if it conforms to the standard if it was recorded or edited on
the devices from other manufacturers or on a PC, or if it has far too
many titles, or if there is very little available capacity remaining on the
●DVD-RAM discs recorded on this unit cannot be played back on an
incompatible DVD player.
●It is possible to record copy-once programs of digital broadcasts only
onto 4.7/9.4 GB DVD-RAM discs (2.8 GB DVD-RAM discs are not
It is only possible to use DVD-R discs which conform with DVD-R
standard Version 2.0.
When a DVD-R/RW disc (Video mode) is finalized (墌pg.72), it
can be played back on a standard DVD player as a DVDVIDEO
When a DVD-RW disc (VR mode) is finalized (墌pg.72), it can be
played back on a standard DVD player compatible with the VR
mode of DVD-RW discs.
Before finalizing —
— it is possible to record on unrecorded areas of the disc, edit the
disc title and program titles, and delete programs.
●It is impossible to record or edit DVD-R/RW discs recorded on other
devices even if they have not been finalized.
●It is impossible to overwrite recorded areas of DVD-R discs.
●Available recording capacity does not increase even if a recorded
program is deleted from a DVD-R disc.
After finalizing —
After a DVD-R/RW disc (Video mode) has been finalized, it is
possible to play back the recorded programs (video and/or audio)
on a standard DVD video player as a DVDVIDEO disc.
●Edited titles are displayed as the
“DVD menu” in video mode.
●It is impossible to record, edit or
delete the data either in video
mode or in VR mode.
●Either in video mode or in VR
mode, although the disc can be
played back on DVD players from
other manufacturers, sometimes it
may not be possible to play back
depending on the disc and recording conditions.
●It is impossible to record on CD-R/RW or DVD-R discs used for
●It is impossible to record onto DVD-R/RW (Video mode) discs
broadcasts that allow you to copy once. The copy once programs can
only be recorded onto DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode.
The following may result if you play back a DVD-R disc recorded on
●The disc does not play.
●A mosaic pattern (block noise) appears on the screen.
●Video or audio may be dropped out.
●The unit stops during playback.About Discs
12 cm: 4.7 GB/9.4 GB
8 cm: 1.4 GB/2.8 GB
Ver. 2.0/2x speed
Ver. 2.1/1x – 2x speed
12 cm: 4.7 GB/9.4 GB
Ver. 1.1/1x – 2x speed (Video
12 cm: 4.7 GB
8 cm: 1.4 GB
Ver. 2.0/1x – 4x speed (Video
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