Maxell DVD-RW

Blank rewritable DVD, 2X compatible (single disc)

  • Maxell DVD-RW


Item #: 170DVDRW2X

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by Barry Montgomery

This single-sided DVD-RW disc offers 4.7GB of storage — enough to 60 minutes of ultra-high-quality MPEG2 video, 2 hours of video in standard mode, or up to 6 hours at VHS quality. This disc is compatible with DVD recorder write speeds up to 2X, and is rewriteable up to 1,000 times. Limited lifeftime warranty.

Note: In order to use these discs, your DVD recorder must specifically be compatible with the DVD-RW format.

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  • holds up to 120 minutes of MPEG2 video (standard mode)
  • re-writable up to 1,000 times
  • compatible with write speeds up to 2X

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  • 1 Single-sided 4.7GB blank DVD-RW disc in a clear jewel case
  • Contents card with compatibility and warranty information

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Recording Time: With 4.7GB of storage, this single-sided disc can hold anywhere from 60 minutes of ultra-high-quality MPEG2 video to 6 hours at VHS quality.

Disc Label: The top of the disc is silk screened with a label that allows easy labeling with an oil-based felt-tipped marker.

Playback Compatibility: Once a DVD-RW disc has been recorded and finalized, it can be played back in some regular home DVD players and computer DVD-ROM drives. Read compatibility is completely manufacturer/hardware dependent.

Record Compatibility: This disc is designed for recording, erasing and re-recording in DVD-RW compatible drives and video recorders. This disc is compatible with DVD recorder write speeds up to 2X.

Manufacturer's Warning Label: This warning is directly quoted from the back of the package.

Warning: This DVD-RW disc is designed for recording, erasing and re-recording in "1X and 2X" write speed compatible DVD-RW drives and video recorders. Use of this disc with some "1X" write speed DVD-RW drives and/or recorders may cause the drive to become unresponsive, resulting in permanent damage to the drive and/or recorder and this disc. Before using this disc in "1X" DVD-RW drives and/or recorders please visit http:/www.dvdhs.com or contact your hardware manufacturer directly for information regarding free hardware updates to correct this problem. Use of this DVD-RW disc in "1X" write speed DVD-RW drives and/or recorders without obtaining the free hardware update voids the warranty for this DVD-RW disc. Maxell expressly disclaims any liability for all damage and harm resulting from such use, including, but not limited to, damage and harm to hardware or loss of data."

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