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Can DVDs be reused?

Discussion in 'HDTV Equipment (Closed Forum)' started by Rusty, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Legend

    Apr 25, 2002
    I have a couple of movies on DVD that I purchased along with a DVD player. I have noticed that the price of DVD recorders is dropping to the point where I am seriously interested in purchasing a unit. All of the ads that I see for these recorders offer various numbers of free blank DVDs as an incentive to make the purchase.

    As one who has never done any DVD recording I would like to know if these DVDs that are used in home recorders can be reused and recorded over in the same manner as Videotapes. Or, is it simply a one shot deal with each blank DVD. Thanks for any responses to this post.
  2. gcutler

    gcutler Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    There are Re-Writable DVDs (called DVD-RWs) But there is a 99.9999% chance that these DVDs are not re-writable and are probably the One Shot Deals. Re-Writeables are around the $5 price range (if purchased in singles)
  3. cnsf

    cnsf Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 6, 2002
    You should ensure the recorder is compatible with the DVDRW format. There is also +RW and -RW, so make sure you get the one your recorder requires.

    Personally, I'd hold off for a little while on them.

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