Hello everyone, I hope this is the right forum for the answers I'm seeking. My situation is 2 fold.
1) I have two Sony DVD recorders- Model # RDR-GX7 and they are five years old. They work ok when they feel like it ,but they have one super aggravating habit. When they don't like the media I put in them the recorder will start a recording for a short time. Then, an error message pops up in the front of the recorder. It says: "C1300", this equates to the disk is dirty. This has happened so many times I was tempted to take both of them and throw them in the nearest garbage pail.
It doesn't matter what brand of media I use. I recently bought some Maxell blanks and neither deck will play them. I usually have the best results with verbatim media, but even they incur the same error message from time to time. Furthermore, when this happens the player locks up and will not let me get the media out of the player unless I unplug the AC cord from the uniform least 30 seconds. I am tired of playing games with these machines and as of this writing I have not been able to find out what is causing this.
I went out last weekend and purchased a DVD laser cleaner disc and use it on all five of my DVD machines. Unfortunately, the recorders still refuse to like the Maxell media. I can use those in my PC burner with no problem. Does anyone know why this error message keeps coming up with these Sony machines? I clean the media blanks extensively before putting them into the recorders so I know they are not dirty.
2) I'm seeking a reasonably priced DVD recorder other than Sony. Preferably, I'd like to have one that records in HD and up to 1080p. However, I'm not wealthy and I'll settle for one that makes nice copies that upscale to 1080i. As I've always had Sony recorders I have no clue as to what brands are reliable and don't give error messages for no apparent good reason.
All feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.