Does the 111 prefer + or - media?

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#1

Which does the Pioneer 111 prefer from following brands, + or - media?

  • Verbatim 8x, 16x
  • Taiyo Yuden 8x, 16x
  • CMC 8x

Any particular media not in this list this drive really likes?

Thanks!

Moomin


#2

I don’t use any -R media but my Pio 111L certainly likes Verb 16x (MCC004) @12x and Taiyo Yuden 8x (TY T02) @ 8x. But then most burners would like these medias.


#3

I have some pretty good Sony 16x DVD+R and DVD-R media that my Pioneer 111 drives seem to like. I have burned only a couple of these on my Pioneers, and as you may know I prefer to burn most DVD media at 8x, and they work very well at 8x.

I have seen other people having Sony 16x media that is not as good as mine, but OTOH I also see people having better TY and Verbatim media than me, so you always have to account for media variation.

I get good scans from Maxell 8x DVD+R media (MAXELL 002) on my Pioneer 111, but my extremely picky DVD player isn’t particularly impressed.


#4

Thanks! I noticed some scans here on the forums with Verbatim -R not looking very good when burned on a Pioneer.

Of course these were single instances and by no means representative, but it made me think and post this topic. I’m curious what other users will report.

Moomin


#5

Both my Pioneer 111 drives, which are as different as night and day, show elevated PIF during the first 0.4 GB for MCC03RG20 burns scanned in a BenQ 1655 or scanned at 16x in a LiteOn drive. This is a firmware problem however, and can be fixed by substituting the MCC03RG20 strategy with MCC02RG20 strategy in MCSE.

  1. With original strategy
  2. With MCC02RG20 strategy

#6

Well, I’ve burnt MCC02RG20 8x -R verbatim. The 111L has nice results at all speeds

I’ve also tried MCC03 8x +R verbatim and again nice results at all speeds, even supported up to 12x :slight_smile:

I’ve also used MCC04 16x+R verbatim which also burns quite nicely at 12x and 8x.

I’m a fan of MCC02RG20 but all the other verbatims work perfect too. It’s totally up to you! The 111 is a great writer with Verbatim media in general :slight_smile:


#7

Does this apply to +/-RW media too? I’ve used Verb 4x +RW media and got good scan results (scanned with the same pio 111D, i don’t have better drive for scanning). Yesterday i bought a Verb 6x -RW media and got awful scan results with high PIF level. Anyway, the whole disc is still readable, so i shouldn’t worry about that.


#8

My Pioneer 111L has done well with MCC004, Verbatim 8x -R (MCC02GR20), TDK 8x -R (TTG02) and Ridata 8x +R (RICOHJPNöR0). Also my old Pioneer DVR-107D has burned well all variety of media tried, and thus far the 111L appears it may do well with most media too.