8x Prodisc DVD-R suck

Is it just me, or do the 8x PRODISC suck? I purchased some from Meritline, here’s what DVD Decrypter recognizes them as:

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: FUJIFILM03

Anyhow, my Xbox nor my DVD player can read this media at all. I heard that they were supposed to be good with the NEC 2510 burner, am I wrong? Anyhow, have had terrible results with both the 2510 and 1300.

Anyone else have problems?

It’s probably you since all the 8x prodisc DVD-R discs I’ve used so far have burnt excellently on my 2500. And I’ve used almost all of the 50discs I bought from meritline.

00000000 00 AA 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 10 …@…R…
00000010 88 9A 80 00 03 4D 43 43 20 30 32 00 04 52 47 32 …MCC 02…RG2
00000020 30 20 20 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0D 13 0 …

Don’t know what to say about your bad luck with them. Can you return them?

Mine works fine.

Manufacturer ID: ProdiscS04

The three of you gave 3 diffenrent Manufacturer ID.

OC-Freak, according to your tests, shall I undersatand that, irrelevant of the brand, Fujifilm03 sucks and ProdiscS04 is fine ?

I use a NEC 2500A.

Mine discs is ProdiscS04 @ 4X, printable under Pioneer brand

all works fine.

havn’t met 8X yet

This media-code is from Mitsubishi, mostly labeled as Verbatim. They are normal quite good.

I have great burns with my Fuji03 and my 3500…but havent tried my 2500 with them. What I have heard is some companies take the grade b fujis and sells them…the Grade A go into the FujiFilm branded packs which is what I have.

As far as I am concerned, ALL Prodiscs suck. :Z

Both 4X and 8X media now have 7 assorted media codes between them (and growing every day) and often the quality of a particular code does not match what others have experienced in the past. Pioneer is researching to see if they are going to continue their certification.

Life is interesting enough, I don’t need this kind of uncertainty.

It is true that Prodisc 8X DVD-R is quite a gamble nowadays.
The following MID codes have showed up as Prodisc 8X media:

It appears that many people are having issues with this “musical MID codes” game that Prodisc is playing. :frowning:

i bought 8x dvd-r prodisc at shop4tech and ended up with prodiscF01. i can tell you now the PI/PO tests came out with horrible results. averaged about 700 PI/ 600 PO with my pioneer-107D burner. and i thought these disc are suppose to be pioneer certified.

Well…we have been warning against these for about a year now.

If you want some decent discs for a good price try these Ricohs:


Coupon is ricoh4off

I had extremely bad results (well, not extremely, but PI samples exceeding 280 by a long shot) with my LiteOn 812S using US0S firmware (see this page: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=77177&page=3), but I’ve recently flashed my drive to an 832S using the Codeguys 5J firmware, and it’s working significantly better (see bottom post on forementioned page).

All the discs i’ve burnt so far have been readable in my standalone player. I do have issues with the visual quality of the discs - they LOOK like low quality discs :frowning:

I :a ProdiscF01.

nickman777 I also purchased prodisc from shop4tech and they were good until you got to the last 20 of so on the spindle I think the problem is shop4tech disk not all prodisc. I for one have bought my last disk from them.

Sure that is from Prodisc? Media with this mode also made by Ritek and MBIL


About a year ago - I binned about 30-35 F01’s - mainly 'cause they were pure crap and would give pixelization plus starts and stops to my burned backups - totally screwing up my viewing enjoyment-

Will never buy any Prodisc product again-


What DVD-writer do you used?


At the time it was a NEC 3500a