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Notice to the subscribers
of the DVD-RW Format Specifications Book Ver.1.2
important notice is provided for the DVD-RW Specifications Book
Ver.1.2 Subscribers engaged in manufacturing of DVD-RW discs (hereinafter
“Subscribers”). In this notice, DVD-RW Ver.1.2 disc
only refers to the DVD-RW Ver.1.2 disc which does not support
1x speed recording functionality (hereinafter “Ver.1.2 Disc”),
and does not refer to the DVD-RW Ver.1.2 disc which supports 1x
speed recording functionality.
Specifications for Re-recordable Disc (DVD-RW) Part 1 PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS Version 1.1 was upgraded to Ver.1.2 in November
2003. Ver.1.2 specifications provide 2-4x speed recording functionality.
Ver.1.2 Disc should only be used with Ver. 1.2 hardware. A Ver.1.2
Disc should NOT be used with Ver.1.0 or Ver.1.1 hardware. The
2-4x high-speed recording functionality can be performed ONLY
with a Ver.1.2 Disc and Ver.1.2 hardware. Any other hardware cannot
record any data onto a Ver.1.2 Disc, even if the hardware has
2x speed recording capability. When non-Ver.1.2 hardware tries
to record data onto Ver.1.2 Disc, the disc cannot be recognized
as usable media and will be ejected from the hardware. Moreover,
such improper use of a Ver.1.2 Disc with non-Ver.1.2 hardware
may result in damage to the data recorded on the Ver.1.2 Disc.
Subscribers may wish to provide an appropriate notice to end users
to avoid this potential problem. For this purpose, Subscribers
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to end users.
3. Example of warning language.
an example, the DVD Forum provides the following sample warning
notice to be used for Ver.1.2 Disc products for the above-specified
purpose (hereinafter “the Sample Notice”).
This disc is intended for use ONLY with recording hardware in
compliance with DVD-RW Specification Version 1.2. DO NOT USE THIS
DISC WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE. Use of the disc with any other recording
hardware may result in ejection of the disc from the hardware
or DAMAGE to the data on the disc. Please consult the instruction
manual for your recording hardware to determine what version number
it is in compliance with."
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