Pioneer DVR-530H User Manual
Using dual layer dvd-r discs, Dvd dvd–r dl r dl, About dual layer dvd-r discs 1 2 3 4
Using Dual Layer DVD-R Discs
Dual Layer DVD-R discs contain two recordable layers on a single side. This unit is capable of recording
to Dual Layer DVD-R discs in Video mode. As a result, you can record up to approximately 1.8x more
material than with conventional DVD-R discs. In addition, record, playback and copy functions can all
be performed in the same way as with conventional discs. However, in order to use Dual Layer DVD-R
discs properly, we recommend that you read the following notes regarding disc usage.
• Dual Layer DVD-R disc technology is a new standard approved by DVD Forum in February 2005.
• If you intend to play back Dual Layer DVD-R discs recorded on this unit in other DVD recorders/players, you must
finalize the discs. (Even so, discs may not be played back on some DVD recorders/players.)
Please read the information provided on the disc packaging carefully, and confirm the disc type, version and recording
speed compatibility before purchasing Dual Layer DVD-R discs.
Confirm the disc type.
This unit cannot record to DVD+R Double
Confirm the disc version.
Always use Ver. 3.0
Dual Layer DVD-R discs.
Some discs are CPRM-compatible. For details
about these discs, refer to the Operating
Ver. 3.0 may be printed either on the front or on
the back side of the disc case depending on the
Confirm the recording speed.
Always use discs compatible with 2x or 4x
This logo indicates that the
disc is a Dual Layer DVD-R
• Correct operation has been confirmed for Dual Layer
DVD-R discs (Ver. 3.0/2x, 4x) produced by the
Mitsubishi Kagaku Media / Verbatim (as of March
About Dual Layer DVD-R discs
Recording times for Dual Layer
Standard recording times
when using a 12 cm
single-sided 8.5 GB Dual Layer DVD-R disc are
XP: Approx. 1 hr 51 mins
SP: Approx. 3 hrs 35 mins
LP: Approx. 7 hrs 11 mins
EP: Approx. 10 hrs 46 mins
SLP: Approx. 14 hrs 21 mins
SEP: Approx. 17 hrs 57 mins
MN1: Approx. 24 hrs
The maximum number of titles that can be
recorded on a disc is 99. You may not be able
to record for the maximum recording time if
the maximum allowable number of titles is
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