1620A + DVD-R + Panasonic set-top

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#1

I’m having a bit of an issue with the above combo… Basically, I am doing a VHS-to-DVD project for a friend. When I started out I was using a Liteon 411S@811S, and I burned 2 DVDs, 1 using Nero and 1 using Pinnacle Studio. They were on Maxell DVD-R (RG04, I believe) and KHypermedia DVD-R (CMC). Both played fine in his Panasonic set-top.

Later I switched to an NEC 2500@2510, burned another Maxell DVD-R from the same batch with Studio. This also worked fine in his player.

Since then I have switched to the DW1620. The latest burn I did for him was on a Ritek DVD+R bitset to DVD-R with B7P9. It won’t play in his player.

Now, my understanding is that bitsetting should make a DVD+R look like a DVD-R to the player, right? I’ve verified that the burned disc shows up as a DVD-R in Nero, so I’m confident that the bitsetting worked.

So my question is: does the 1620 somehow burn differently than the LiteOn and NEC, causing the Panasonic to not recognize the disc? Has anyone else experienced this type of thing?


#2

Bitsetting is to make DVD+R to DVD-ROM.
What is the Panasonic model number? You might want to check http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers if the Panny can play DVD+R. Bitset to DVD-ROM should do the work but some players just can’t accept them.


#3

I’ve asked him what model, but he says the model number is not on the front of the player… :confused:

He’s looking for the owner’s manual… in the meantime, I will try another KHyper -R to see if it can play that.


#4

The model SHOULD be on the front if it was made in the last 3 years, on the bottom or back for sure.
s-35 maybe?


#5

Zevia explained this to you very well in his post. Bitsetting a DVD+R disc can only make it a DVD-ROM; never a DVD-R disc.

You say that you verified it in Nero and that it reported it as a DVD-R? Are you positive? If that’s the case, can you please upload a screenshot of Nero where it shows such. I would love to see that.


#6

Of course I’m not positive. Obviously it’s not possible, if you’re posting such a smug response.

For the rest of you, it’s a DVD-CV52, which according to the VideoHelp database can play both -R and +R (although there seems to be some trouble with +R, but not with everyone).


#7

I didn’t mean to come off as smug. The reason I asked you for a screenshot is that I have heard of a software coder that claims to be able to bitset DVD+R discs to DVD-R. I don’t think it’s possible; at least not within the specs. But, I remember seeing a post somewhere (I think it was on a different forum) that showed that it could be done. But, the coder was not within the proper bitsetting specs and was “going around them” in order to achieve such. Anyhow, I was just curious if that’s why Nero supposedly showed DVD-R when you verified your bitset disc. You took my post the wrong way. :slight_smile:


#8

Off topic:

socrates007 > I have a NEC 3500 and use Binflash to flash and change booktype ect… Anyway if you hit the dropdown to change a +R disk or the dropdown to change a +RW disk there is listed -R to set. I’ve never used it and don’t know if it works but it there lol


#9

Oh, ok…

Anyway, I put it in either one of Nero’s tools (I always get them confused) or else DVD Identifier and it showed a -. Now, I didn’t look closely enough to remember if it showed -R or -ROM, but I’ll try it again when I get home.

I mainly wanted to see if the bitsetting was successful, so that’s why I wasn’t paying that close of attention.

Sorry about the confusion above there…


#10

No prob. :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#11

OK, I don’t know what I thought I saw… but DVD Identifier clearly shows a DVD+R with booktype set to DVD-ROM.

Anyway, I noticed that someone else had a problem with the same Ritek media I was using with that model Panasonic (R03) so I’m going to try another DVD-R.