Samsung DVD-VR357 Can't burn my disks

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung Combo VHS/DVD Recorder. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I just got a used Samsung DVD-VR357. I am trying to copy my VHS onto DVD. I am using 16x DVD+R disks. When I put the disk in the player/recorder it says “disk not initialized, would you like to initialize the disk” If I hit yes it starts formatting and then quits with this error “You could not format the disc because of error detection.” If I hit no it just ejects the disk. I have tried multiple disks and they all do the same thing. Should I try another format i.e DVD RW? Did I get a bad machine?
Any ideas greatly appriciated.

Try a RW from a different brand. Saves you lots of coasters.