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    Star Lounger
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    "Bright" DVD's damaging DVD machine

    A non-technical friend has had to have his VHS to DVD recorder repaired (120 UKP !). Panasonic have told him not to use 'bright' DVD's (Verbatim) on it as they are the source of the damage and that he should use ones with a dark recording surface.

    I've not seen or heard anything about this before - can anyone pass comment please.


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    Silver Lounger
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    First I've ever heard of it in all my years of use as well. CDs are bright of course but all recordable DVDs I've run across have been darker, unless its the ones that are a bit brighter blue than the slightly darker and more purplish blue; but that shouldn't bother a recorder. I've never used RWs, perhaps they are more bright? I can understand the concept that a laser strong enough for a darker surface would possibly be too strong for a bright surface and scatter and bounce too much.

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    If reflective DVD disks are claimed to be the cause of the problem then this should be mentioned somewhere in a user manual.
    *Have him check his documentation or look for one at the manufacturer's website.
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