Pioneer 108 and Ritek Media

vbimport

#1

Hi there,

Is it just me or are Ritek getting worse?

Ritek G05 DVD-Rs have problems burning, they end up with blotchy or discoloured marks in the dye (Arita pink).

All I’ve burned 2 Tuffdisc DVD+R DL (Ritek D01) and ended up with write errors, power calibration errors ect. That wouldn’t be so bad, but its £3 a disc :a

Mr firmware is 1.20.

My 108 burns fine with other media including CMC, MCC, etc.

Any ideas? :confused:

ps. Would I be a fool persevering with another Tuffdisc DVD+R DL, but using it in my NEC 3250? It seems to like the ordinary Ritek G05 DVD-R.

Regards…


#2

RITEK DL-Media is crap. Use Verbatim instead


#3

I thought as much… :cop:

I was blaming my Pioneer.

I used to say that Bulkcrap and Datash*te were the worst, but atleast they burn ok and don’t cost £3 (DVD+R DL) for a single disk… :frowning:

Many thanks…


#4

ok firstly Tuffdisc is one of the most bashed media on this forum and for good reasons, its sht, not good not ok not alright just sht, its overprinted garbage B (if you’re lucky) C and D grade crap, currently the only reliable DL media is made by verbatim others might be ok but its not worth the risk imho.


#5

I used quite a few Datwrite DVD+R DL disks already and they burnt fine in my NEC3520 (with latest FW).

Can’t say if they work in a DVD player though, as they are just presentation files on non-video format, thus only played through a PC drive.

Also got some gold coloured Datasafe but not tried them yet. Since they’re costly disks in comparrison to the 4.7Gb ones, I’d only use them when I really have to :bigsmile:

What dye to verbatim DL use anywho?

I thought most brands use the same dye in the DL side of the market ? :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

I had the same problems with 1.20 firmware, I now have a pile of beer mats, reverted to 1.19, now ok in GO5’s
Using RiDisc Extreame 8x