I burn a fair amount of DL DVD discs but my current home DVD player, a Philips DVP642, doesn’t “like” them. For example, when I pause a DVD to do something, then come back later to resume from pause, the Philips keeps on searching over and over until it finally ends in a disc error–it doesn’t pick up the movie from where it left off. I’ve tried two different firmwares with the DVP642 with the same results. It only does this with burned DL discs. Single layer discs present no problem.
When I play the DL discs on my BenQ there’s absolutely no problems. I’ve also played them on my old NEC 3520 with no prob. The discs check out fine with CD-DVD Speed, with PI errors and Jitter in the green range.
So I’m wondering, can anyone recommend a good home DVD player for playing burned DL discs?. I’m looking at the Pioneer DV-490V-S but don’t have first hand knowledge of it. I live in the boonies so I don’t have a Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other electronics stores like that around; only a Walmart, Kmart, and such. So I’d be looking to mail order.