I just received the DVD/VHS recorder that was recommended in this past question, http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_22053471.html
It is working great, and since it came with a DVD-RAM disc, I have started using it for transferring some old video.
However, I am still a bit confused on the types of DVD's and other media that it will work with.
I believe, from my light reading of the 80 page manual, and my limited understanding, that the optimal solution is to use a DVD-RAM disc all the time. In what instances would I use DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD-RW? Presumably there is a cost difference between these, alongside whatever pros and cons there are for using each.
The second part of this question has to do with the finalization of the recording. It is my understanding that I can record half of the free space, eject the disc and watch some other dvd, return the disc and continue recording where it left off, as long as I do not finalize it. Does that sound accurate? Additionally, I cannot use the DVD on other devices until it is finalized. So, as I have divided my first tape into about 20 chapters, I will begin copying another tape tomorrow. If that finishes out the remaining free space and I finalize it, does that mean that no further editing, not even title names or chapter seperations, can occur? Again, presumably this is with a DVD-RAM disc only, but I am still confused.
As I would like more expert advice on this matter, and it involves potentially lengthy discussion (I am a bit slow in grasping these things), and there are multiple, but related questions, I will offer the maximum 500 points for your expert input.