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Solved Recording TV programs on to DVD disks?

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  1. dougglos

    dougglos Thread Starter

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    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.
     
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    You may need to check the DVD Recorder on which DVD formats it accepts either +R or -R or both to record your programs.
     
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    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.
     
  4. dougglos

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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