Sounds to me like you got a bad laser on that PS2…To answer your question, I would get a drive that allows bitsetting. Although those disks aren’t going to play either(unless you just got bad disks, then they probably won’t burn). A new laser for those playstation(depending on if it is a slimline one or a normal version) cost about $25-$60, the slimline laser being cheaper. Although if it does cost you $60 then you might be better off getting a new unit since that is about half of the cost.(and I imagine you might be able to find the PS2 cheaper once the PS3 comes out at x-mas) You can try realigning the laser yourself, sometimes this will fix the problem…Check out this link. There are many more links to this problem, just try google…It seems as though it is a really common problem with PS2, especially when they get to be about 3 years old. Hope this helps.
I would buy TY cd-r disks by the way. Since I just noticed that you wanted to burn the ps cd-r’s not the ps2 dvd’s.