Bad media ?
They work fine on a NEC 1300A !
And if it's sensitive to bad medium, it shouldn't work with the Princos then...
There are far too many variables here to make such statements.
You haven't experience problem with your 106D yet ? Could you try to copy a DVD on a +R medium with CloneDVD and let us know the result ?
Sure I made a copy of an original DVD using the latest version of cloneDVD I could find V184.108.40.206
I burned it to the following DVD+R using the Pioneer 106D Firmware 1.06.
Ricoh Branded 2.4x DVD+R
Ricoh Branded 4x DVD+R
Beall Unbranded 4x DVD+R
Ritek Unbranded 2.4x DVD+R
Each played without issue, I especially looked for problems on outer chapters yet saw not a single issue on any
Read tested on:
Pioneer 535 DVD Player
Hyundai 360a DVD Player
XMS1050 DVD Player
Pioneer 105 DVD-RW burner
Pioneer A05 DVD-RW burner
Pioneer 106D DVD-+RW burner
Ricoh 5240 DVD+RW burner
Sony 500AX DVD-+RW burner
Optorite DD0201 DVD-+RW burner
I understand there can be compatibility problems with +R media.
But Pioneer claims it's -R/+R and most of the people who will buy this unit will want to copy their DVDs.
As stated I have done extensive testing of the 106D while developing the program and know of no compatibility issues with the 106D on +R media which I can attribute the 106D.
A while ago outer track read issues were seen on a couple of media sample types sent to me from manufacturers in Korea. These gave problems in outer tracks. They also showed the exact same problems when burned on the Pioneer, Ricoh, Sony, and Optorite drives. The sample burns were returned to the media manufacturers and replacment samples seem to have corrected the issues.
If you are having problems with a few media then I suggest that is where the problems lay or the readers you are using are especially susceptible to problems with +R. I know of no such problems and via the many thousands of users of my program no such problems have been communcated to me.
As for the burning with Nero, I've used version 6.011.
I do have however have tons and tons of compatibility issue emails with users using Nero any version. Most of which were fixed by the user switching the Record Now DX or Max