I use mostly the R+ or R-, Verbatim, Sony, Maxell or the dodgy AONE discs, my Panasonic will not record on the latter, in either format.
The LG is a strange recorder, it takes a "fit" every now and again, removal of the Scart and aerial leads, then insertion of the Will
Hay DVDs, any of them, they were a set bought on ebay for a few pounds, copies, but they bring the machine back to normal after a few minutes play, I have tried with "pro" recorded discs, but it will just repeat the first 7 seconds repeatedly. Whether it is due to how these little discs have been recorded, I reckon it must have something to do with it, they bring the recorder back to normal, even discs it has recorded itself have no effect, just these pirate discs, it could be the depth of burn, but they work. This is my fourth machine, why'? I hear you ask, it is a trap to fall into, simply the function of Finalisation, my mate fell into the same trap, he has a stash of these
terrible machines, they do not last long, my first played up within the guarantee period, where I was informed by the repairman, that they are not the most reliable, the component that fails costs nearly as much as a new unit. Advice, give LG a wide berth.
My apologies to Vidar on a non film subject.