Hi guys, new to the site here. I have an Aiwa XP-V70 portable CD player which I use in the car. I love the player because it has selectable 10/40sec ESP...I never need more than 10sec in the car, and there is no sound quality loss on the 10sec mode. I also have a Magnavox one w/45 sec ESP, but there's noticable quality loss, so I don't like it as much. The XP-V70 does NOT seem to like the new(ish) 80-minute CD-Rs. It takes the 74-minute CD-Rs no problem. Some 80min's it will play fine, some with a little trouble, some with a lot of trouble, some not at all. More often than not, it's the latter two. The Magnavox takes any.
These are the ones I've found won't play at all or with much difficulty:
Sony 80min CD-R (will not play)
Memorex music format 80min CD-R (will not play)
Imation music format CD-R(very difficult)
Seems the only ones I can get to play are Jensen data 80min CD-R, and even those are sketchy. It doesn't recognise any CD-RWs.
What have you guys found to be the most compatible with older portables? and, does anyone know where I could possibly pick up some 74min CD-R?
edit I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but my burner is a HL-DT-ST GCE-8160B, max 16X, I usually burn on 8X