As is one of my favorite exercises (which alternately gives me either the most
or the least
amount of pleasure . . .), I get the opportunity to answer this question I posted myself.
I went back and re-reviewed the documentation in my owner's manual, while the unit does indicate that it can play
a variety of type of DVD (and CDs), in a separate insert I located, in an obscure bottom corner of the back of the insert, there is a notation that this unit can only record
disks, and that it is incompatible with DVD+RW disks. Arrgh!
Well, I guess I can't complain too much, since this lack of capability is stipulated, although I'd say that how it is documented definitely falls into the "read the fine print" category.