Dvd recorder overview (continued), About dvd recording – LG DR4912 User Manual

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DVD Recorder Overview (Continued)

About DVD recording


• This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or

CD-RW discs.

• Our company takes no responsibility for recording fail-

ure due to power cuts, defective discs, or damage to
the recorder.

• Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect

playback and/or recording performance. Please take
proper care of your discs.

Disc types and recording formats, modes,
and settings

This recorder can play five different kinds of DVD disc:
pre-recorded DVD-Video discs, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD+RW and DVD+R discs. The disc format for DVD-R
discs is always “Video format”—the same as pre-record-
ed DVD-Video discs. This means that once finalized,
you can play a DVD-R in a regular DVD player.
By default, the DVD-RW disc format is Video Recording
format, though you can change this to Video format, if
required. (Reinitializing the disc will erase the contents
of the disc.)
The recording mode is closely related to the disc for-
mat. If the disc format is Video Recording format, then
the recording mode is VR mode; if the disc format is
Video mode, then the recording mode is Video mode
(except for DVD-Video, which is not recordable, and so
does not have a recording mode).
Within the recording modes (which are fixed for the
whole disc) are the record settings. These can be
changed as required for each recording and determine
the picture quality and how much space the recording
will take up on the disc.

Notes for recording

• The recording times shown are not exact because the

recorder uses variable bit-rate video compression.
This means that the exact recording time will depend
on the material being recorded.

• When recording a TV broadcast, if the reception is

poor or the picture contains interference, the record-
ing times may be shorter.

• If you record still pictures or audio only, the recording

time may be longer.

• The displayed times for recording and time remaining

may not always add up to exactly the length of the

• The recording time available may decrease if you

heavily edit a disc.

• If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure you change the

recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before
you record anything on the disc. See page 27 (Disc
Format) for how to do this.

• When using a DVD-R disc, you can keep recording

until the disc is full, or until you finalize the disc.
Before you start a recording session, check the
amount of recording time left on the disc.

• When using a DVD-RW disc in Video mode, recording

time available will only increase if you erase the last
title recorded on the disc.

• The Erase Title option in the Title List-Original menu

only hides the title, it does not actually erase the title
from the disc and increase the recording time avail-
able (except for the last recorded title on a DVD-RW
disc in Video mode).

• The overwrite recording is available with DVD+RW



Disc type

Disc format

Recording mode



Video format


Playback only


Video Recording

VR mode

Playback, recording, Original/Playlist editing

format (default)

Video format

Video mode

Playback, limited recording, limited editing


Video format

Video mode

Playback, limited recording, limited editing


+RW Video format


Playback, limited recording, Title/Chapter editing


+R Video format


Playback, limited recording, limited Title/Chapter editing