Can anyone confirm? Piodata firmware 118 - does it bitset dvd+rw to DVD-Rom?

Can anyone definately say that the piodata firmware 110 or 118 (to be used in pioneer 108) is able to set the dvd+rw booktype to dvd-rom? (not just able to bitset dvd+r) I’m trying to get some rewritables to be recognised by my standalone which is supposedly able to read dvd+rw, but isn’t. I have an older ricoh burner which is succesfully burning dvd+rw and playable in my standalone providing dvd-rom bitset is used. I want to replace this ricoh drive with the pioneer 108 - hopefully with the piodata firmware.

Thanks guys


just to make my situation clearer;

I currently own a ricoh dvd644 single layer burner which bitsets.

I currently own a pioneer 108

I am using verbatum 4x dvd+rw and dvd-rw disks

I have tried burning dvd-rw and dvd+rw with the pioneer at 2 and 4 speed but my standalone will not detect the disks.

I have tried burning dvd-rw, dvd+rw, and dvd+rw bitset to dvd-rom with the Ricoh, but only the bitset dvd+rw to dvd-rom is recognised by my standalone player.

cheers again!


No, DVD+R SL and DL only.

ahh, thats unfortunate.

Thanks for the quick response Dave