Using the 3.4 firmware allows burning +R at 8x and -R at 4x. If you really need to burn -R, read your PM. Keep in mind that the media support of this old drive is poor, it knows no 16x media at all, so they will be burned slow using a default strategy. It is time to get a new drive…

Here is the media code list of the 3.4 firmware.

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Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.22 SE
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Firmware: PHILIPS DVDR824DP P3.4
Bootcode:
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Overall supported media types: 87
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DVD+R supported media types: 38
DVD+RW supported media types: 1
DVD-R supported media types: 38
DVD-RW supported media types: 10
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DVD+R supported media types: 38
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CMC MAG E01 8x,4x,2.4x
CMC MAG F01 8x,4x,2.4x
DAXON AZ1 8x,4x,2.4x
DAXON AZ2 8x,4x,2.4x
DKP 000 8x,4x,2.4x
DT-D03 004 8x,4x,2.4x
INFODISC R20 8x,4x,2.4x
INFOME R20 8x,4x,2.4x
ISSM 001 8x,4x,2.4x
LD S03 8x,4x,2.4x
LONGTEN 002 8x,4x,2.4x
MAXELL 001 8x,4x,2.4x
MAXELL 002 8x,4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 R04 8x,4x,2.4x
MCC 002 8x,4x,2.4x
MCC 003 8x,4x,2.4x
MPOMEDIA 080 8x,4x,2.4x
MUST 002 8x,4x,2.4x
NANYA CHX 8x,4x,2.4x
NANYA CLX 8x,4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OR8 8x,4x,2.4x
PHILIPS C08 8x,4x,2.4x
PHILIPS C16 8x,4x,2.4x
PRODISC R02 8x,4x,2.4x
PRODISC R03 8x,4x,2.4x
Philips 081 8x,4x,2.4x
Plasmon c01 8x,4x,2.4x
Plasmon1 c01 8x,4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R01 8x,4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02 8x,4x,2.4x
RITEK M02 8x,4x,2.4x
RITEK R02 8x,4x,2.4x
RITEK R03 8x,4x,2.4x
SKYMEDIA R03 8x,4x,2.4x
SONY D11 8x,4x,2.4x
ULTRAN 202 8x,4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01 8x,4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T02 8x,4x,2.4x
DVD+RW supported media types: 1
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CMC MAG W01 2.4x
DVD-R supported media types: 38
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1FUJIFILM 4x
BeAll G00001 4x
BeAll G40001 4x
CMC MAG. 4x
CMC MAG. AE1 4x
Dvsn A001 4x
FORNEX101 4x
FUJIFILM03 4x
GSC001 4x
GSC003 4x
ISSM 01 4x
LEADDATA01 4x
LONGTEN 001 4x
MBI 4x
MCC 00RG200 4x
MCC 02RG20 4x
MXL RG01 4x
MXL RG02 4x
MXL RG03 8x,4x,2x
NANYA-JC001 4x
ONIDTECH 4x
OPTODISCK001 4x
OPTODISCK001 4x
OPTODISCR004 4x
POSG04 4x
PRODISCG02 4x
RITEKG03 4x
RITEKG05 4x
RITEKG06 8x,4x,2x
RITEKM02 4x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 4x
SONY 4x
SONY08D1 4x
TAROKO-MX4 4x
TDKG02000000 4x
TTG01 4x
TTG02 4x
TYG02 8x,4x,2x
DVD-RW supported media types: 10
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CMCW02 2x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
PRINCO 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 2x
TDK601saku 2x
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