Dvd-r disk speeds on pioneer 520

my pioneer 520 is capable of recording to 8x speed disks. my question is will i damage my recorder if i use the new 16x speed discs even though i would be setting it to record in real time?

No. No promises as to the burn quality, though, as the recorder will obviously not have any sort of write strategy for 16x media.

It’ll most certainly burn at 4x. And so does mine.

The worst part, is, Pioneer wrote me back saying they do NOT support any kind of Firmware Upgrades! :a Ugh. :doh: Live and Learn.

Correct. If you had asked, you would have been able to save time :-D.

BTW, don’t try to use fw updates of the 07. It won’t work anymore.