[moved]Philips DVD+R 8 spd



My first post, yeek! :eek:
btw,hi to all members here,I hope I,m goin to have a great time here on cdfreaks.com.
a cple of months ago I bought the new mediacode Philips DVD+R 8 spd media called: “informer 20”
Cple of years ago I tried the DVD+R 4 spd ones with mediacode CMC MAGFO1(same as fi Memorex) but found out that quality was average,dont remember the pi/po values I did on those ones, but sometimes had 3 to 4 coasters out of a spindle of 25 :frowning:
Here in the Netherlands the new Philips DVD+R 8 spd with mediacode “informer20” had an astonishing outcome in a cpl of mediatests ending in a close battle with Verbatim for 2nd and 3d place,The unbeatable Tayo yuden on 1st place of course :wink:
I used about 50 of the Philips 8 spd till now,no coasters,tested a lot of those with Kprobe,(btw burner Liteon 411S)having PI values of 100 to 120,and PO of 10 to 15 :bigsmile:,almost the same as Verbatim DVD+R(MCC) I tested.
So I guess we’re talking excellent quality media here and a big hurray to Philips for a big step in quality improvement compaired to the 4 spd ones they had before. :slight_smile:


I recently bought Philips 8X DVD+R media CMC MAG E01. This is the worst such media I got, as the TDK and the TEON are much better. Not to mention that Philips printed in bold paint of the disc, so there is no room to use marker. I will not buy Philips again under these conditions!


Thanks for ur reply Goudo.
You probably bought old stock with still the CMC mediacode.
As you could read in my topic I was talking about the new informer20 mediacode the 8 spds now have and believe me,they are much better then the CMC ones.
Hope I can figure out quickly how to add some Kprobe tests here me bein new in here n all, so you can see for yourself.


infomer 20 8x DVD+R written at 4x

Philips, 4.38 gb data

Full media code:

0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 e0 8f 00 00 00 00 …%…
0010 : 00 00 03 49 4e 46 4f 4d 45 00 00 52 32 30 00 38 …INFOME…R20.8
0020 : 23 54 37 15 02 52 6c 02 b4 63 15 15 0b 0a 08 08 #T7…Rl…c…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

media code:
Disc Type DVD+R
Book Type DVD+R
Protection System None
Region 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Capacity 4,38 GB
Free Size 0,00 GB
Free Blocks 0
Number of Layers 1
Linear Density 0.267 um/bit
Track Density 0.74 um/track
Maximum Read Speed 6,0x
Maximum Write Speed 4,0x
Current Write Speed 4,0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 1 4,0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 2 2,4x CLV

These discs are sold as Philips DVD+R 8x and are manufactured by Infomer20 Corporation.scanned at 4x CLV,with a PI/PIF sum of 8 ECC.


:confused: This is a kind of weired since TDK sells CMC under their own brand! It’s even exactly same disc CMC MAG E01.


Did some scans of Philips DVD+R 8x Media.
Code: - CMC MAG E01
Burned with NEC 3520A FW1.04
Scaned with NEC 3520AW FW3.04
[Link for scans](http://homepage.ntlworld.com/charles.clarke7/Philips DVD+R 8x/)


same for me, with an NEC 2500a flashed 1.8 from herrie.
but a only have problems if i select 2.4x speed? with nero 6 or 7
4x speed give no problems: thats what i don’t understand.
somebody a clu?
i select 2,4x for my stand alone dvd player that one is realy sensetive.

wildone :cool: