I copied this from my thread on another forum.
I have been having the discs not playing in my standalone which is a yamada...those things will play a saucer!!...i have followed advise seen here...i have installed RNM 4.5 and extracted dlls to the folder...i have firmware 1.17...i also have 2 serial ata hdd's attach to serial and a09 as master on ide channel 1 and a07 as slave to it, i have a liteon 16x dual layer burner as master on ide channel 2........i am aware there may be some issues with the lite on also....i am down to burning on the a07 as this works fine, when i use the a09 i get the problems but am also getting trouble from the liteon which could be complicating things. Yet the funny thing is, one of these discs i didnt discard and gave it to someone who had asked for it knowing that he would bring it back saying it wasnt working, when i asked him he said it was fiine so i popped next door with the others to try on his dvd and they all worked, they play on the pc fine but just not on my yamada which i use as a testing bench.
Just to update....i am only using ritek printable g05's which are made by and branded ritek......i have also just removed the a07 as slave to the a09 on ide channel 1 and i am currently burning an image to the a09 and liteon on channel 2 master at the same time...whilst the buffers remain healthy i have noticed that the read read posistion of each drive is taking it in turns....this is using nero...as i write the burn has just finished...total time was 8.04 and both discs have identical start and finish points...however the a09 burn shows up 3 speed throttle marks whilst the liteon is uniform.....both disc will not play on my standalone but are ok in the pc.........should i back this unit ??
another update....i have now just tried to burn a different image to the liteon only and have left the a09 intact but no in use on this burn....it burnt slightly quicker but that disc will not play in dvd...i am now going to detach the a09 and and put the a07 back on as master instead and try a burn to the drives again......i have also noticed i can no longer use RNM as the select/deselect as recorder button is greyed out on all drives ?? i didnt even touch it !!!!
I have now removed the a09 and put a07 as master on ide 1....just burnt an image with alchohol and its fine plays on dvd, i am now currently doing a 2 disc burn to the a07 and liteon on master ide 2.....the a07 has burnt ok and plays on dvd.....the lite on burned but wont play on dvd and it has the large gap at the start of disc......so have i got 2 dual layer drives that are both gonna give aggro, i think pioneer have lost thier crown.
Any thing else anyone can see i have over looked i would be grateful for your input.