Solved Recording TV programs on to DVD disks?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

dougglos

Douglas
Thread Starter
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,298
I want to transfer some recorded TV programmes on to blank DVDs, but not having done that previously, I am not certain whether I should buy DVD-R or DVD+ R blanks in order to do so, or does it not matter which I buy? I would not need to buy disks which could be used again, if that helps. Any advice appreciated - Thanks.
 

texasbullet

Ramon
Joined
Jun 11, 2014
Messages
2,777
You may need to check the DVD Recorder on which DVD formats it accepts either +R or -R or both to record your programs.
 

Noyb

Jay
Trusted Advisor
Spam Fighter
Joined
May 25, 2005
Messages
21,135
a DVD+RW is an erasable / re-record-able DVD.
But they cost about 5 times as much and take a really long time to Write one.
It's better to get a "One Time" Writable DVD-R or DVD+R

I use Verbatim DVD+R.
Verbatims probably need to be ordered, but you can trust the reliability and longevity.
You never know what your getting "with off the shelf" brands.

You will need a good video editor ... Video DVDs need to be authored.

DVDs are obsolete nowadays ....
If for your own usage and you have a newer TV .....
You may want to use a usb flash drive instead.
 

dougglos

Douglas
Thread Starter
Joined
Nov 30, 2007
Messages
1,298
Thanks for that, Noyb - They will not be for my own usage - my reason for wanting to record the TV programmes on to DVD is that I will be doing it for a relative who does not subscribe to certain sports channels here in the UK, so I will put some rugby and football matches on a disk and send them to him. And as I mentioned in my original post, I would not need to buy disks which could be used again.
 

Noyb

Jay
Trusted Advisor
Spam Fighter
Joined
May 25, 2005
Messages
21,135
Don't know about the UK .. But here in the USA, That would be illegal due to copyright laws.
If it was legal, I'd use a Flash drive, Re-record several on one drive and swap drives occasionally.
Assuming the relative can watch video on a USB flash drive, that doesn't need to be authored.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top