Do any of you have one of these?I'm pondering buying one, but I have a few questions about them. Do they work on the same order of a VCR? Meaning, can I record and hour show on a disc tonight and then record a two hour show tomorrow and then another one next week until I fill up the alloted space?And once a disc is filled up, can I delete just one of the programs on it and record another one in it's place (assuming I'm using rewritable discs?)I'm just wondering how versatile the whole dealy really is.
My dad bought one.. I think the mini-DVD disks only hold 1/2 hour of video. Is the one you are thinking about using, hold a full size DVD?
Yes, you can delete and re-record on it if you use a Re-writable DVD
No, I'm talking about the full size one. Actually, the one I'm looking at is just like the DVD player I have now except it records.I understand you can delete and re-record on a rewritable disk. But I'm trying to find out if you can add to a disc that already has something recorded on it, as long as there's room.
OOPS My bad. I thought you were asking about a DVD Video recorder.
Yes, you can record a dvd like a tape but, you have to finalize the disk before viewing. so, yes you can record with it on different days you just have to wait to watch them at the same time. The rewritable, you can delete and record again but you can't delete certain parts it is basically all or nothing. Note, I have only recorded a dvd once.
Here comes the techie!Anyways, for computer DVD recorders, to be viewed in anything but the recorder in which it was burned, it has to be finalized. This is not a problem with DVD-RW. PM me if you need to tech helpBTW, even dvd video recorders have to finalize the disc.
OK, I have a DVD-R for 5 years and I 've used it more than 1000 times to be honest.
Things I can do with it:
Write a TV show.
Write from anything connected to my TV (VCR, PS2, Camera, etc)
Each time I write something to a disc it makes automatically a DVD menu and adds a chapter to the menu. I can add a new chapter or delete any chapter as long as the DVD is not finalized. However, if deleted, the space that the chapter took in the DVD cannot be reused.
Also, the DVD-Recorder can write to the DVD using one of the options below:
SP (standard play = 2 hours or less)
LP (long play = 4 hours or less)
EP (extended play = 6 hours or less)
XP ( 1 hour or less in extreme quality)
Needless to say, LP and EP worsen the image quality.
If you look for a DVD recorder you might want to buy one than can write both DVD-R and DVD+R. For an extra amount of money (not much) you can buy one with a hard disk inside so that you can erase any part from any chapter, add stuff and then burn to a DVD.
Great information, guys.You absolutely answered my questions.Thanks.