Dvd-/+ drive compatiblity with other dvd players

I’m about to purchase a dvd burner and wanted to find one where the dvd’s ripped would work on other dvd players, computers. I read some of them have problems.

People have recommended the Pioneer 109 & a09 and also the Plextor 716. I checked your reviews and they didn’t get an editors pick but did read the reviews on both the LG GSA-4163B Super Multi DVD-writer & BenQ DW1620A.

I was planning on getting the LG GSA-4163B as its one of the less expensive drives. But how will it be with compatibility with other players for TV sets. Don’t think I’ll watch these burned dvd’s on the computer.


It mostly depends on media you use, the standalone player you’ve
and bitsetting support for the drive.
Some older dvd players have problems to read +R format, so you can change the
booktype to DVD-Rom to get a higher compatible rate.
The standard for an original pressed dvd is Dvd-Rom, too.
The Lg is a nice drive and it supports bitsetting :wink:

Bitsetting is definately the way to go. Every once in a while, I can get a hight quality +r to play on my stand alones, but they usually only like -R. Started using +R and bitsetting to -ROM, and now I don’t have to worry about it anymore, nor do I have to keep both kinds of DVD’s. All I have to buy is +R’s and bitset. Simple is good!