Philips is to expand shipment of Double Layer DVD+R disc media

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#1

I just posted the article Philips is to expand shipment of Double Layer DVD+R disc media.

With the
shipment of the latest Double Layer DVD+R recordable disc media, Philips has
further underlined its leadership position in the field of optical storage
technology. Philips has…

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#2

“Recordings on the new DVD+R Double Layer discs are compatible with almost all DVD Video players and DVD-ROM drives.” - I suspect this is a lie of sorts, they just left the bit out about Bit Setting… “The new Double Layer DVD+R discs are developed by Philips in co-operation with Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM), based on initial investigations carried out about three years ago by Philips Research.” - a scarily long time to reach the market place… If they don’t get the media out and the prices down, drives will be at DVD+R DL 8x before anyone can afford to backup their movies with this product!


#3

Yeah I agree. Does anyone know if the Sony DRU700 can do the bit setting? I don’t know why all burners don’t support it now.


#4

sony as you know went in with liteon to make the DRU700 and that drive is really a sohw-832s liteon. the latest fw for 700 is VY05 which SONY had liteon remove the bitsetting from , sony said its not DVD+R(W) standard so they will not have it as part of their DRU700. There is patch on liteon forum to correct this evil sony had done to dru700 fw.


#5

You don’t always need the bitsetting to make a movie work on a dvd+r/rw disc do you?


#6

Yesterday I saw Philips DVD+R DL media for € 17 a piece. Hopefully prices will drop quickly.


#7

No FreqNasty, bitsetting is not required to make a movie work on the vast majority of DVD players. It does help with a few old, obsolete models, and even fewer newer sets that are marginal to begin with.


#8

The latest players also have problems reading the DVD+R DL discs burned with DVD+R DL BookType. So, BookType bitsetting is very important, if not the most important part of DL burning.