I've just bought an NEC 3540 and upgraded the firmware straight away to "Dees 1.W5" - no problems there
I tried to backup a commercial DVD 9 movie using DVD Shrink 3.2 and Nero 6 (latest version) but the resulting Verbatim 2.4x DVD+DL wouldn't play the second layer information on both my domestic DVD players, neither my PS2 and even on the NEC 3540 itself.
I then tried DVDdecrypter to extract the movie to an ISO and then burn that from directly within DVDdecrypter to another Verbatim 2.4X DVD+DL disc - this was better in that the movie now plays on the NEC 3540 OK and also my PS2 OK but still both my domestic players don't get past the first layer..
From what I understand now it seems that some domestic players just do not work with home grown DVD+DL discs. I've looked on www.videohelp.com for machine compatibility and this seems to back up my theory - but maybe someone out there can give me some better information.
Is there something else I can try as I'd love to be able to create usable backups of my movies onto DVD+DL discs that will play on the majority of players.
All help would be appreciated.