HELP! Gateway problems

Hey…I really need someone’s help!!! I bought a dvd recorder for my girlfriend which is a Gateway AR-230. Well, I bought different types of dvd+r’s and rw’s and none of them seem to want to record or even be read by the recorder. Can some one please help me with this problem??? thanks! Ohh yeah…in the manual, it says that the discs have to be in VR format. What’s that all about??? thank!

Some standalone burners require you to format the discs before you can burn to them especially +rws. Before you burn something see if in one of the menus or if there is a format button on the remote.