News Burst: Long wait for recordable DVD

Thinking of recording EastEnders onto a DVD disc? If you're in the UK, think again.

It will be at least another two years before recordable DVD players hit UK stores according to experts. The Japanese will start using their new players Friday .

Experts blame unresolved format wars despite protestations from Panasonic that only one standard format for recordable players exists. Thus far there has as yet been no consensus on which format to standardise on. For instance Pioneer's new player supports DVD-RW, which is not compatible with DVD-RAM, which Panasonic supports.

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