Already getting a bit tired of burning coasters. I know it’s not the 5005’s fault but I can’t play back anything I’ve burned on either the trusty ol’ (3 years) Daewoo 5800 in my home setup, or the Cyberhome mini-DVD (CH-DVD300) I bought just a year ago to lug around with an LCD projector to off-site meetings. Both have been pretty bulletproof with any kind of media, DVD based or otherwise.
The Daewoo doesn’t want to know DVD+RWs at all and locks up when it starts to play DVD+Rs, the Cyberhome presents a directory listing much like it does when I insert a CD-R of .jpgs or .mp3s, rather than the thumbnails or text listing I’ve gotten used to seeing from recorded disks.
The only DVD player I have that has taken all comers from the 5005 thus far is the one built into an Akai TV/VCR/DVD combo that we just bought a month ago for the bedroom.
So, OK, perhaps it is time for me to upgrade the other two decks. But what should I be looking for when I go shopping? Do I need to look for players that specifically support, what is it, this DVD_VR format?