I got this Toshiba DVD Recorder for Christmas and started recording some DVDs immediately. One thing that you must do that isn’t 100% obvious is that you need to be sure to finalize a disk once you are done recording. This will ensure that the disk will play in other DVD players.
One issue that I kept experiencing was when I looked at the title list there was a track called “Empty Title.” Before I finalized the disk I tried to delete this track but it wouldn’t allow it. Then when I burned a disk later in the morning the empty title wasn’t there. It was very confusing.
I then realized that the difference was that I was using different DVD types. It appears the the empty title doesn’t appear when I use DVD-R, but it does appear when I use DVD+R.
It’s too bad I have 150 DVD+Rs and only 50 DVD-Rs. Oh well, it’s not that big of a deal. It seems like an odd behavior for a recording device though.