The DVR-110D seems to be very sensitive to the media you use. Rebranded Philips disks can be burned, and Nero will even verify that the burn was successful. However, when I exit Nero and try to read the disk, it shows up as blank. When I reboot the computer with the disk in the drive, it shows up as blank. When I reboot the computer with the disk in the drive, sometimes the drive shows up as a CD-drive (not as a DVD-RW).
I have the same problems with Verbatim disks, but I can usually get Verbatim disks read properly if I reboot several times without the disk in the drive and then put the disk in.
I have also used the drive under both Windows and Linux. Linux also reads rebranded Philips disks as "blank" even after I have burned data to them. However, Linux reliably reads the burned Verbatim disks.
I have had the drive for about 8 months and started to see problems 2 months ago. Any thoughts on why this might be happening?
Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
512 MB RAM
DVR-110D firmware version 1.41