I just bought a NEC 1100A DVD Writer (bulk, 210 Euros). I also bought some media:
Verbatim DVD+RW, 6 Euros
Fuji DVD+RW, 8 Euros
Platinum DVD+RW, 5 Euros
Platinum DVD+R, 2 Euros
Verbatim DVD+RW and Platinum DVD+R work like a dream. However, the Fuji and Platinum DVD+RW are not recognized (no disc, or insert disc) by my Cyberhome 402 DVD septop player or my LG combo DVD/CDRW PC drive. I've tried Nero and DVDDecrypter for burning, but only the Verbatim DVD+RW work in the LG and Cyberhome units. The NEC reads all DVD+RW without problems.
I used DVDinfo to check the media. While Verbatim shows CMC as manufacturer and DVD+RW media code, both Fuji and Platinum do not show manufacturer or media code. The book type is correct in all cases. Â¿Could this be the problem I am having, with Fuji and Platinum not showing the media type?
I know one answer is: use only Verbatim. But I'd like to have more flexibility when buying DVD+RW media. Do you think is a media problem, a drive problem, or a combination of both?