I have a Pioneer A07XLA with hacked fw 1.16 and it burns Ritek discs like a charm. Two days ago I had the brilliant idea to buy a second DVD recorder (I wanted a DL burner), a SONY DRU 700A (based on Liteon 832s…). As I updated my Sony to fw y05 (latest version available) I started making some burning tests with Ritek g04 and g05. Unfortunately even if the burning was completed without errors when I checked the DVD-r for read errors I found them unreadable (Ritek G05 8x media fail to read at 2,4 Gb circa, while 4x media is full of read errors). So I am very disappointed of these results because Pioneer writes the same discs without a single error even if I burn 4x media@6x or 8x with hacked fw
Now since my dealer is going to change this horrible SONY/Liteon DVD burner for another Dual Layer drive, I decided for a NEC 2510 even if I am reading very bad reports about it.
So I just ask everybody using most of times RITEK DVD-R discs these 2 questions:
- is NEC 2500 or 2510 able to recognize Ritek G05 like a 8x media with original firmware?
- How do these 2 NEC drives burn Ritek discs? (I use DATASAFE MEDIA 8x, ARITA 4x, MIRROR PLATINUM PRO 4x, all ritek DVD-R dye…)
Thanx to everybody answering…