I have a stand-alone Panasonic DMR-ES25 (since January). I have been getting an unacceptable percentage of disc failures after recording on blank Ridata 8x DVD-R, with the message displayed: “Cannot read - pls check the disc.”
I’m not sure if this is because of inferior media, (it doesn’t happen much with another brand, but that brand is a Maxell 8x DVD+R, which the player has to format before it can record),
but before I have the player checked out,
I want to ask if anyone can suggest optimal brands and speeds, or (in their opinion) THE optimal brand and speed of blank DVD-Rs (does 8x or 16x make any difference?) to use? Thanks.
(DVD-R, I think is what the player wants, not DVD+R, which it has to format)?