(I’ve posted it, by mistake, in the firmware forum, so re-posting it here)
I want to warn you about a problem occuring between the Pioneer DVR-106D and Fujifilm or Philips DVD+R (and maybe other brands, but I’ve wasted enough of these two to try another one). The copy process (CloneDVD) works fine but, at the end, the DVD+R is unreadable, even in the burner. I tried this with 3 different Pioneer 106/A06 units (flashed the latest firmware too), with the burner as single drive also, but no success. I tried to burn a DVD for backup purpose, using Nero, and it worked, so it is not a compatibility problem between the burner and the medium. I can, however, make a copy with CloneDVD on a DVD-R (Princo and Sony successfully tried) on the same system and it works fine.
I used DVD2one: same problem, but more explicit: after burning the DVD2one files to the DVD with Nero, I was able to watch the movie, but NOT until the end. Player AND PC DVD are not able to reach the end of the movie!
The guys at Elby told me they’ve heard that from others.
Pioneer “support” told me they never heard about that.
THERE IS, obviously, a compatibility problem with +R media AND videos DVD with that unit.
I use, at home, a Nec without any problem.
My advice: keep away from that drive, buy Nec 1300A or Sony DRU-510.