LG 4163B, Firmware A103, Bitsetting for RW?

I just noticed that DVD +RWs are being reported by CDSpeed as DVD-ROM when I burn them with the 4163B. I was aware that bitsetting was implemented in Nero for +R but these seem to be auto bitsetting in non-Nero burns. Is there something we missed in A103 or is it possible CDSpeed is goofy?

I’ve used all of the recent CD Speed versions that were released to the public. Booktype display always worked correctly. DVD+RW booktyped to DVD-ROM? I haven’t tried DVD+RW disks since A101.

That might be a problem I have seen earlier that couldn’t add data to a +RW because my computer recognize them as DVD-ROM.
Of course if it’s not the case then it is superb.

On my new, just formatted DVD+RW no bitsetting occurred using nero
and setting booktype to DVD-ROM in the recorder options

                            Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                    PHILIPS 041
Media Product Revision Number                                         00h
Format Capacity                                            4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type                                                          DVD+RW
Media Type                                                         DVD+RW
Manufacturer Rated Speed                                    4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  4.0x   5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.4x   3324KBps
BG Format Status                                                Suspended
Data area starting sector                                          30000h
Data area end sector                                              23053Fh
Linear Density                                                0.267um/bit
Track Density                                                0.74um/track
Number of Layers                                                        1
                           Complete Media Code                           
00000000 08 02 00 00 92 0F 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F .............&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 50 48 49 4C 49 50 53 00 30 .......PHILIPS.0
00000020 34 31 00 39 23 00 9F 7C 5C 02 28 00 9A 7E 70 02 41.9#..|\.(..~p.
00000030 28 00 A0 7B 68 02 28 04 04 20 E0 00 F0 00 00 00 (..{h.(.. ......

I think I might have an answer. The +RWs I was using were previously recorder on the 3500 with auto bitsetting. It would seem as though erasing and rewriting leaves the bitset intact. Nice find. :bigsmile:

What bitsetting has a 3520?
Does anyone knows?


Many options here.

Thank you but it doesn’t say exactly.
I want to know if has +RW bitsetting or what other type.

On the graph for 3520, all the latest firmware versions seem to support DVD+RW bitsetting.

Ken which drive could you propose for changing my 8163B.
DVD-Writer of course with fast DVD ripping but cheap.

I bought BenQ 1620 Pro instead of NEC 3520 for 66 Euros.
It is very fast and overspeed some media as Intenso from 8x to 12x or better.