EXTREME NEWB HERE. I APOLOGIZE IF THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN POSTED PREVIOUSLY…
I rushed out and bought a Pacific Digital 4X burner over Thanksgiving weekend, and I’m just now getting around to burning DVDs with it. The premature birth of my baby daughter and subsequent constant care of newborn baby kind of superceded the desire to learn how to edit and burn movies to DVD. Now people are screaming for DVD movies of my daughter (since I boasted about having a DVD burner).
The burner package said +R, +RW, -R, -RW (all the formats at the time), so it sounded like a good deal. I bought some +R, -R and +RW disks. The first two attempts (+R and -R) produced errors (related to formatting) from the MyDVD burning software. Pacific Digital’s tech support said there’s a known issue with their burner and Memorex DVDs - download a patch.
The patch allowed me to BURN +RWs and -Rs, but I still get an error on +Rs. NONE of the successfully burned disks will play in my home theater DVD player! That’s the main reason for my wanting to burn DVDs - to share my videos with other people so they can play them on their TVs.
So, what burner should I get that is most compatible with various media formats and players?