Pioneer BDR-212UBK/2212/212DBK

Haven’t written many DVDs recently, but the latest I got couple of years ago as replacement from Verbatim support for disastrous MCC 004 DVD+Rs were “ok”, same with MCC 03RG20 DVD-Rs, but then again I haven’t bought any of those recently, those 50 packs hold quite a while now with BD-Rs.
Regarding BD-Rs I’ve to say I’m glad CMC actually improved the MAGBA5s a lot, the earlier discs I got were only as good, and many times even a bit worse, than the “bad” discs I got nowadays. I’ve said this many times in the Pioneer writers’ threads, the quality of the discs has become really good, even Panasonic & Sony (NN3) quality results at times. I really hope they’ll stay like that for a while.

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 2x (CLV)

All the way down to 2x, and still a but worse than the 206 & 208 at 6x. :frowning: Pioneer, please do a little firmware tuning.

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Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

A bit better than the other 4x burn above.

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (2nd BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838, 1st in the 208 thread)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

Better than the first disc of this 50 pack, but it seems the quality range of it is all over the place like it was with the previous 50 pack.

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

So, after five failures I checked the cables, changed the power with the 208, and it seems to be ok? No idea, should the discs that failed really be that bad?
This looks quite good, although it’s obviously one of the better discs.

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

Yet another good disc, no idea yet if the failures were just really bad discs. This is good for 4x and the 212.

All the non-failed discs look much better than my last Mediarange-cakebox with BA5

But can only remember 2 media which failed at burning with a Pioneer-writer: incompatible OTCBDR001 and the RITEK-B01 which failed in every writer I have (and that´s a lot)

Is there actually any particular reason why people still buy RiCrap media - voluntarily?

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

Although a bit worse than the previous two discs, not actually bad either.

By accident, perhaps.

Some years ago I have made some test burns and will scan it every 2 years to see if it is better than the media I bought 2013

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

One ok disc after the other now, weirdest 50 pack I ever had. :astonished:

Slightly offtopic, but I have noticed that with my ASUS BW-16D1HT burning Verbatims 43804 HTL BD-Rs at the speed of 4x gives more convincing results than 2x. Especially when reading them back. 4x burning all the way!

Can’t confirm that for the Pioneer 212, 2x was better than 4x, and 4x was better than 6x with CMCMAGBA5.

These writers are a bit different :wink:

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.00), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

Not even close to the result the 206D could deliver @ 6x, still a good result for CMC.
Gonna be interesting if this new 50 pack will have smaller a quality range than the previous two
50 packs I got.

Verbatim labled 6x BD-R (next BD out of yet another new labled 50pack #43838)
CMCMAGBA5
212E/M (1.01), manufactured December 2019 in China
burned at 4x (CLV)

No improvement of the write quality with the new firmware 1.01. :frowning: