[QUOTE=mark e;2069752]its a pioneer cdj 1000 mk2 i brought it off ebay last week for Â£450 its only 2 years old, the guy at the repair shop said the laser is so powerfull that a lot of cheap discs will reflect the laser back causing it not to read and that the best discs to buy are the ones that are not so reflective like the colour discs, ive brought 3 different brands and none of them work ie maxell / tdk / sony.
ive heard that these cdj’s only read certain cdr’s but i would of thought something that cost Â£750 each new would read any disc:sad:[/QUOTE]
You are right, this unit should play almost anything. According to specs, it will play CD, CD-R/-RW. Did you try to play commercial CD? If it does not play those , than there is something wrong with it, they are silver, writable usually have some colour, it depends on dye used.
I think this talk about strong laser is lots of nonsense.
The brands you use should be fine. I have some Fujifilm, they are kind of light green-blue.
It is true some players are little choosy about writable media, but this is new DJ unit.