LiteOn XJ-HD165H doesn't recognise DVD rewritables

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#1

Hi, new here. :slight_smile:

Problem I’m having is rewritable DVD’s not being recognised in my old LiteOn XJ-HD165H DVD Rom ( now JLMS XJ-HD165H as I changed the firmware a long time ago ) after recording old VHS footage or TV programmes to a new Toshiba DVD recorder .

I just bought the Toshiba D-R17DT DVD recorder which records and plays back with no problem on Maxell DVD-RW and Kodak DVD+RW.

http://www.techradar.com/products/audio-visual/dvd-players/d-r17dt-127266/review

Even after finalising the discs, the LiteOn comes up empty and says to insert a disc. DVD-R works fine though as do original movies. Do I need to change the firmware or simply bin the 165H? And what do you recommend that will easily read these discs? Thanks.


#2

Just to add, nero info tool does show that my old LiteOn is meant to support all those formats.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/merlin.five/ScreenShot436.jpg


#3

Today I bought a LiteON DH-20A4P09C 8x to 20x DVD/CD writer for £30. I shall replace my CD writer with it as secondary master and keep the 165 in place. Hopefully this new writer should read my DVD RW’s!
Did I buy a decent machine?


#4

Great forum.


#5

Not one reply from anyone in two days. Is this place dead?


#6

Sounds a descent writer. Just thinking the price was a little bit high.


#7

That’s the price at pc world. No doubt could have bought cheaper online.

What do you think about my old DVD Rom? Why doesn’t it read DVD RW?


#8

[QUOTE=Roman5;2061981]That’s the price at pc world. No doubt could have bought cheaper online.

What do you think about my old DVD Rom? Why doesn’t it read DVD RW?[/QUOTE]

Standalones usually record in DVD-VR or DVD+VR format on dvd media.
Without an appropriate driver/software installed they cannot be read…