I was curious if someone could answer me a question… I have now burned about 25 movies using TDK DVD-R (8x) and the movies play on all of my players. Well at Office Depot this week they have a sell on a 50 pack of Phillips DVD-R (1-8x) for only $14.99 (regular $41.99) so I bought one. Well I burned Troy and Ray using these new DVD-R’s and they will play in my DVD burner and on my RCA big screen TV, but will not play in my DVD rom and in my room on my Panasonic 5 disc DVD player. I checked the manual on my Panasonic DVD player and it said it won’t play DVD-R, but it plays the TDK’s fine but not the Phillips. Can someone explain why?? I was going to buy my kids a portable DVD player for the car, but they all seem to play the DVD-R and say nothing about being able to play DVD+R. So I dont want to burn all these movies onto DVD+R and not be able to play the movies back on the portable DVD player. Tell me what you think or if you have had similar experiences.
You should booktype the DVD+R to DVD-Rom and you won’t have compatiblity issues
Saying you are using TDK DVD-R or Phillips DVD-R media does not fully describe the actual DVD Media you are using. To accurately describe your DVD media you need to provide the Manufacture ID and Media Code (Example- RitekG05). You can obtain the Manufacture ID and Media Code by using DVDInfo Pro (http://www.dvdinfopro.com) or similar software utility.
Request that you provide the actual Manufacture ID and Media Code of the Phillips DVD-R DVD media you are experiencing your current problem with. I believe we will find that it is mostly like one of the cheap problematic Manufacture ID and Media Codes that is known to cause problems.
By having your previous 25 movies using TDK DVD-R (8x) play correctly in your entire DVD playing devices proves that these devices will in fact play DVD-R media. There is no reason to change to DVD+R media because your DVD playing devices support DVD-R. The problem is that it appears that your bargain Phillips DVD-R (1-8x) media that you recently purchased is substandard cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media.
Bottom line is that it appears that your recently purchased bargain Phillips DVD-R (1-8x) media is substandard cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media. Concerning the quality of DVD media. The saying â€œYou Only Get What You Pay Forâ€ fully applies to DVD media. If the price is cheap the quality is also probably cheap. Remember most dropouts, freezing, skipping and other related problems can be traced to cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media.
A little help in deciding which DVD media to use.
Suggest visiting the CD Freaks DVD Recorder Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61) for your particular DVD Burner and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported that work for them.
Suggest visiting the CD Freaks Media Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported as good reliable DVD media.
Suggest visiting the Video Help DVD Media List (http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia) and see what other users have reported about particular DVD Media.
Some problems caused by poor DVD media can be overcome by taking a couple actions. Slow down your burning speed. Limit all background activity while Burning DVDs including Ant-Virus programs. Defragment your Hard Drive (Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Defragmenter). Check for Spyware by running Spybot-Search & Destroy (http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html)