Unsure where this should go, but seeing as its mostly regarding DVD Media I chose here
Basically I have recently purchased a Pioneer 106D with FW 1.07, when burning DVDs etc the data seems to be fine, until the last 10% or so and then the disc becomes unreadable with read errors galore, this happens on both the the writer, and internal DVD Rom (LTD163D) and standalone player. The image however is fine when mounted in a virtual drive (Alcohol 120%) and plays without problem.
I have tried various media, Mirror being one, of which I made a post a week or so ago in this forum but it seems to have disappeared Others are Arita, which I actualy didnt have a problem with, except I can no longer purchase them due to the supplier sayingthey were a one off. And recently, today in fact, with alledged Ritek media which are just called Grade A Media.
This new media still produces read errors/skipping/freezing at the end of the disc regardless of writing at 2x or 4x. I have downloaded DVD Identifier, and that has the following to say about them.
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:RICOHJPN-R01-02]
Disc Type : [DVD+R]
Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
Media Type ID : [R01]
Product Revision : 
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]
[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
So basically am I just unlucky and getting bad media all the time, or could it be a problem with my writer? I am asking as I have tried around 20-25 discs so far that have all failed, the only ones that worked were the 5 Arita discs I got hold of, but as mentioned they are no longer available at my supplier
I also noticed in DVD Identifier that it gives an error in the status tab as follows
[06:49:51] DVD Identifier V3.2 [November-16-2003]
[06:49:51] Initializing ASPI/SPTI Drive Interface
[06:49:51] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized
[06:49:51] 1 Supported Drive Found (Out Of 4 Available Drives)
[06:49:51] Internet Version Check Postponed Since Last Check Happened Less Than 1 Hour Ago
[06:50:15] DVD+R/+RW Medium Detected. Starting Identification…
[06:50:15] ** Initiating ADIP Retrieval Method 1 (Original ADIP)
[06:50:15] ADIP Read M1 Failed : Illegal request - Invalid field in CDB [05/24/00]
[06:50:15] ADIP Read Method 1 Not Supported ; A Firmware Upgrade Is Recommended
[06:50:15] ** Initiating ADIP Retrieval Method 2 (Copy Of ADIP)
[06:50:15] ADIP Read Method 2 Completed Without Errors
[06:50:15] Disc Identification Completed Successfull
I am a bit concerned at the Illegal request line, and also the line following it stating htat a FW upgrade is recommended. AFAIK 1.07 is the latest FW available, and is untouched, ie that is the FW that was supplied on the drive and I havent tried to update to RPC1 etc as my Liteon is there for that purpose. So can anyone explain what these errors are, and if indeed I should be worried about them?
Thanks for any help offered, I know I have asked a lot