Pioneer DVR-106D not detecting DVD-ROM booktype on DVD+R

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#1

I’ve been playing with my Piodata DVR-108 Christmas present. I burnt a few DVD+R discs and the Piodata drive (1.18 FW) as well as my Toshiba SD-M1712 DVD-ROM drive detect the discs as DVD+R discs with DVD-ROM booktype. My Pioneer DVR-106D (1.08 FW) reports that they are DVD+R discs with DVD+R booktype. I used both DVDInfo Pro and Kprobe2 (media information tab) on all three of the drives for the results listed above.

Can anyone else try a DVD+R disc that has been bitset to DVD-ROM in their Pioneer DVR-106D and see what it reports back as?


#2

DVD+R BOOKTYPE is the same as DVD-ROM BOOKTYPE.

here is a link for you to read about BITSETTING:
http://www.videohelp.com/glossary?B#BitSetting


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#3

I read your link. Using two different software programs to identify a disc and booktype the Piodata DVR-108DX and Toshiba SD-M1712 report my DVD+R video discs as physically a DVD+R disc with the DVD-ROM booktype. When I put the same exact disc in my Pioneer DVR-106D the same two software packages report the disc physically as a DVD+R disc with the DVD+R booktype.

The question is why scanning the disc with the Pioneer DVR-106D yields a report different than the other two drives.


#4

The DVR-106D is not properly reporting the booktype.


#5

Does Nero 6.6 work okay with the new Pioneer dual layer & DVD+/-R burners? I’m considering dumping my Lite-On 1633 and buying the latest Pioneer drive. I purchased the 1633 and Nero last fall to change DVD+Rs to DVD-ROM so the wedding videos I produce on DVD will work on both DVD-R and DVD+R players. I’ve received complaints on skipping, freezing and distorted video using Nero and the 1633 - a bad situation when your reputation and money are on the line. I discovered yesterday that Nero burn software may not be compatible with the Lite-On 1633S drive. I conducted a test of different DVDs with Nero and that drive using KProbe2 and noticed alot of errors. I noticed fewer errors using DVD-Lab (it doesn’t support changing a DVD+R to DVD-ROM, i.e., changing the booktype) using my older Sony DRU-500 drive and I believe the 1633S. Any comments? Thanks.

Tom H.


#6

The skipping et. al. is usually due to bad media or a drive that doesn’t burn well on a particular media. To get rid of the media variable I recommend using Taiyo Yuden discs. It sounds like the DVR-109 with Buffalo 8.40 firmware is what you want. I still recommend the Taiyo Yuden discs.