Pioneer DVR-112D With 1.21 Firmware Upgrade

I recently bought that DVD Writer brand new.
Today i bought some TY DVD-R’s (TYG03)
I was surprised to see that the quality scans (After 50%) went down to 0 but before that stayed at 99.
I am shocked as i am using the latest firmware.
I was told to get this writer for these brand of DVD-R’s because they work well with it.
I am baffled.
I have attached a scan so maybe you could tell me more info with that.
Maybe i need to make changes?
I am burning at 6x and 4x.
To do a quality scan i only get an option to scan at 8x or maximum (whatever that is!)

Cheers :slight_smile:

Before i got this DVD Writer i had a BenQ 1620.
So i have scanned a TY DVD-R with the Pioneer DVR-112D that was burned with the BenQ 1620 and posted a picture of the quality score which is the first image.
The 2nd image is a burn i done a minute ago with the Pioneer DVR-112D with TY DVD-R.
I was extremely shocked to see that scanning a DVD-R (TY)(BURNED WITH THE BENQ 1620) but scanning with the Pioneer DVD Writer i got a quality scan of 36 but if i scan it with the BenQ 1620 i get a quality score of 99?
But if i were to scan the same disc in the Benq 1620 i would get a quality score of 99.
Its crazy.

The 1st one is a scan of a TY DVD-R disc burned by the BenQ 1620. But scanned by The Pionner DVR-112D Writer.

Both were scanned with the new Pioneer DVR-112D
The first image and information is related to the DVD-R burned with the BenQ 1620:

Now the 2nd Picture is A New TY DVD-R burned with my new Pioneer DVR-112D.
I have the info on the scans too:

The first info is related to the Scan of the TY Media on the Pioneer DVR 112-D but it was burned a while ago with the BenQ 1620:

Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information
Operating System Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D
Firmware Version 1.21
Serial Number
Disc DVD-R
MID TYG03
Capacity 4.09 GB

Transfer Rate
Start 5.20x
End 12.15x
Average 9.14x
Type CAV

Seek Times
Random 124 ms
1/3 156 ms
Full 224 ms

CPU Usage
1X 12 %
2X 15 %
4X n/a
8X n/a

Interface
Burst Rate 40540 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times
Spin Up Time 1.38 sec
Spin Down Time 2.49 sec

Load/Eject Times
Load Time 18.13 sec
Eject Time 1.30 sec
Recognition Time 0.01 sec

Log
Time Elapsed Action
[16:32:20] Starting transfer rate test
[16:38:25] 6:05 Speed:5-12 X CAV (9.14 X average)
[16:38:25] Starting access times test
[16:38:37] Random Access: 124 ms
[16:38:53] 1/3 Access: 156 ms
[16:39:16] 0:51 Full Access: 224 ms
[16:39:16] Starting CPU usage test
[16:39:32] CPU usage at 1X: 12 %
[16:39:47] CPU usage at 2X: 15 %
[16:40:18] CPU usage at 4X: n/a
[16:40:58] 1:42 CPU usage at 8X: n/a
[16:40:58] Starting burst rate test
[16:41:00] 0:02 Interface burst rate: 40 MB/sec (40540 KB/sec)
[16:41:00] Starting spin-up/down test
[16:41:03] Spin-up time: 1.38 seconds
[16:41:16] 0:16 Spin-down time: 2.49 seconds
[16:41:16] Starting load/eject test
[16:41:17] Eject time: 1.30 seconds
[16:41:35] Load time: 18.13 seconds
[16:41:35] 0:19 Recognition time: 0.01 seconds


Pioneer DVR-112D (INFO ONLY) TYG03 Burned and scanned with Pioneer DVR-112D:

Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information
Operating System Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D
Firmware Version 1.21
Serial Number
Disc DVD-R
MID TYG03
Capacity 4.09 GB

Transfer Rate
Start 5.20x
End 12.16x
Average 9.14x
Type CAV

Seek Times
Random 124 ms
1/3 137 ms
Full 214 ms

CPU Usage
1X 6 %
2X 21 %
4X n/a
8X n/a

Interface
Burst Rate 40722 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times
Spin Up Time 1.34 sec
Spin Down Time 2.35 sec

Load/Eject Times
Load Time 18.46 sec
Eject Time 1.30 sec
Recognition Time 0.01 sec

Log
Time Elapsed Action
[17:24:54] Starting transfer rate test
[17:30:59] 6:05 Speed:5-12 X CAV (9.14 X average)
[17:30:59] Starting access times test
[17:31:12] Random Access: 124 ms
[17:31:26] 1/3 Access: 137 ms
[17:31:47] 0:48 Full Access: 214 ms
[17:31:47] Starting CPU usage test
[17:32:03] CPU usage at 1X: 6 %
[17:32:19] CPU usage at 2X: 21 %
[17:32:50] CPU usage at 4X: n/a
[17:33:28] 1:41 CPU usage at 8X: n/a
[17:33:28] Starting burst rate test
[17:33:30] 0:02 Interface burst rate: 40 MB/sec (40722 KB/sec)
[17:33:30] Starting spin-up/down test
[17:33:35] Spin-up time: 1.34 seconds
[17:33:47] 0:17 Spin-down time: 2.35 seconds
[17:33:47] Starting load/eject test
[17:33:48] Eject time: 1.30 seconds
[17:34:07] Load time: 18.46 seconds
[17:34:07] 0:20 Recognition time: 0.01 seconds

Now i thought that i would be getting a lot higher quality scans than even 96 with my new pioneer dvr-112-d.
It doesnt seem right.
Other people have had scans of 99.
I was wondering why you lot could tell me why i am getting quality scans of 96 even though i am using TY media with Pioneer DVR-112D.

Even my burns on my BenQ 1620 using the same media i was getting quality scores of 99 and 98 but they were scanned on the BenQ itself.
But the ones burned on the BenQ and READ on the Pioneer 112D (CD/DVD Speed Program) i am getting shit quality scoresl ike 36??

Can osmeone explain this to me please lol.

Cheers.

The Pioneer’s worthless for Disc Quality scans. You might try using your BenQ as a scanner instead.

I just did that actually lol,

Yeah all good was getting a quality scan of 96 all along up until about 90% when it flopped to 28…

Now, what the heck is this all about??

Thanks 4 yr help m8

I also just burned a dvd with the benq all quality score of 94 til the end when it went straight to 0.
didnt involve the pioneer 112-d at all with this.

How do i know if i have the wrong media?

Generally what is TY like with a Pioneer 112-D

I am still getting 94 with the quality score of every burn i do with the pioneer 112-d but scannedo n the BenQ 1620, the quality score seems to always be 94 on every disc.

Does this matter?

does it matter?

Will you post a BenQ scan of a Pio burned disc?

How do i do a Pio burned disc mate?
Should the Pio burned disc be burned with the pioneer mate?

Exactly. Burn w/ the Pio @ 12x, and scan w/ the Bennie @ 8x. My 1620 wasn’t the best scanner of discs burned with NEC chipsets (the Pio uses an NEC chip), but the Pioneer seems to produce smoother relinking points than other NEC-based burners. I dunno. I’m mainly curious to see what the scans look like! :slight_smile:

Will have the scans up later 4 u mate.
The quality scan of a Pio burned disc but scanned on the BenQ came up as 94, but then i scan previously burned TY discs that were burned on the BenQ and i also get quality scores of 94…
But i think the drive is wearing out.
Is there a bit of software i can use to check properly?
Basically how do i tell my pioneer is properly burning my DVD’s and that i will know they will last a long time?