I used to have a Philips 8x writer which, although not burn-proof, proved very reliable after dowloading newer firmware. It was compatible with almost any discs I used (tried traxdata gold, kodak gold, cheap leda cds, datasafe, verbatim…). These discs work in anyone’s players.
Now I have a liteon, it burns “successfully” and the discs play in most players I have but not all - which is very worrying given that they’re all supposed to be cdr compatible and are new. They won’t play (can’t seem to read toc??) on my new panasonic sl30 mp3/cd player which has no difficulty in reading anything produced on another writer.
The real puzzling factore is that I can write from the same source disc to the same (batch) media at the same speed and out of the writers owned by family/friends it is the liteon produced discs that don’t work on my player. Therefore, I never have any peace of mind that my back-ups will work on the majority of players. I’ve tried kodak gold, verbatim datalife plus, datasafe silver premium, infinity, the liteon branded disc that came with it, fws and vivastar! I’ve tried 4,8 and 16x.
Am I missing the point somewhere? It writes data fine. Backed up my son’s ps1 game - no probs.
Does it write the toc differently to that read by some players? Is the burn not good enough for some players? I’m confused…
I returned the liteon 40125s and have just received the 48125s as a replacement so it’s a little early to say. It did seem to me that some comments on the forums generally pointed to July 2002 manufactured 40125s models but this is just an assumption.