I just got myself a spindle of Philips DVD+R DL, media code is RICOHJPN D01-67. Out of 7 discs I have written so far, 4 failed at about 50% writing, i.e. at the layer break. Of the remaining three, two had uncorrectable read errors right after writing, one is rewadable with loads of spindowns.
i started writing them with my Samsung SH-S183A, after that drive failed, I used my Benq DW 1640, and finally my LG GSA-H10N. None of these writers, latest firmware installed of course, managed to write that media properly.
So I was just wondering: is Philips media that crappy, or are my writers? I have then tried some of my Verbatim DVD+R DL media instead, which gives good to excellent results on all three writers.
What should I do now? Can I return that media to Philips? Or am I using the wrong writers?