I’m new to the forum and been sitting here reading for about an hour now about my 4040B drive. I’ve read the plus’s and minus’. Overall for the price, I thought this drive was a good deal. However, until recently, I hadn’t tried to burn any +R media. I have now installed 3 of these drives in clients systems and none of them will burn a DVD+R! Check that, they all say they burned the media without problem but when I try to throw the DVD into any one of my many different standalone DVD players, none of them can read the disks! I have upgraded the firmware to A302, I have tried Memorex DVD+R 4x, Sony DVD+R 2x and Sony DVD+RW 1x media. None of them has any different effect. As a matter of fact even the burner can’t read these disks after burning them. I have searched and have seen other people have similar or the same problems but as yet have not seen a definite answer. This burner burns DVD-R flawlessly which is fine but the trend, I am seeing is that +R is the way things will go and as such they are getting increasingly cheaper and easier to find where the -R is getting harder to find. I was thinking of upgrading to the LG 4081B but I’m a little gunshy now as I want +R compatibility. I have a call in to LG service, the tech is supposed to call me back tomorrow on this issue.
Sorry for the lengthy thread no less my first but has anyone had any luck burning any brand name DVD+R media on this drive and have been able to playback on a standalone player?? I was thinking about updating to the A303(D303) firmware but unless it gives me +R writing, I’m just going to RMA them for units that don’t lie about being multi-format. Too bad, I’ve always like LG burners. Thanks in advance for any response!