Freeze problem -Ritek

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#1

Starting burning my 1st DVD’s, with by NEC 3500 from NewEgg, on the 5 free DVD-R’s that came with it.
Watched 3 of them so far, and they all freeze about 3/4 way through the picture. It will freeze, let me advance some, and freeze again. Had to finish watching the movies with my family, from my pc :slight_smile:
I figured it was just the cheap free DVD’s that came from NewEgg, but after looking into it, they appear to be good for others.
Here is the reviews
http://secure.newegg.com/app/CustratingReview.asp?item=00-999-458
They appear to me Ritek

Here is what I have
Nec 3500 which I reflashed with the 2.18 firmware from here
Ritek (DVD-R RITEKG04)
1st burn with freezing problem, done with DVDShrink
Next 2 done with DVDFab
Watched in Denon 3800

Here is the Media-Code Block from DVD Identifier

0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 76 0e 14 88 9a 80 00 .@…R…v…
0010 : 03 52 49 54 45 4b 47 00 04 30 34 00 00 00 00 00 .RITEKG…04…
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 06 08 12 11 86 67 80 00 …g…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 1b 0e 10 08 09 00 …
0040 : 09 97 06 0d 0b 80 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 …
0050 : 0b 04 1d 18 a8 88 85 00 0c 89 ac 88 80 00 00 00 …
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

The rest is 0’s
Please let me know what other info I can post, to help find out what my problem is. Hoping just media…


#2

Ritek isn’t the worst media out ther but it’s not the best either. Media could defanatly be your problem. The first thing I would do is see if the 3500 is compatible with cdspeed (I am prety sure it is). Download it (it’s free) and run some quality tests.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=96285
That will help you rule out bad burns as a possible cause. If I understand right that they play fine for a while and then freeze up, it is very likly a bad burn. You could either try updating firmware to improve the burn or since you only have a few of these, try beter media.


#3

Yo-

Suggest that you try the Ritek 8x -R’s (G05) or Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim or Maxell 8x -R’s in your 3500- good place/vendor/prices for the Riteks or TY’s is Rima at www.rima.com

Also - Denon DVD standalones are known to not read burned medias very well (look at www.denon.com)

BTW - the Newegg Ritek 4x -R (G04) freebees are known for not being too good (I got 10 with my two 3500’s from Newegg - burned three coasters - chucked the rest - thank God they were free)-

Mike


#4

ripit, thanks for the advice, I will give it that test a try
And the firmware I am using is Liggy’s and Dee’s 2.18
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=116306

Mike I read some of your posts last week when I was searching for which DVD’s to buy for my 3500, and saw you recommended -R’s, and Verbatim was one you listed.
So I ordered 100 pack of Verbatim 8x -R from Amazon, and deal found on SilckDeals.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002IQ1FS/ref%3Dnosim/slickdeals/102-5534480-1504955
I guess I will wait for these to get here to do some more testing/burning.


#5

Yo snook789-

GREAT price on very good media - I got one too!!

You (and I) are going to love this stuff-

Mike


#6

I have heard verbatims are prety good. Whats the media code on those, mcc?


#7

Yo-

Should be MCC 02RG20 mid-

Mike