Pioneer DVR-117D/F Results and Discussion

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#1

MID: MCC03RG20
Type: DVD-R 16x (Verbatim)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 20x
Drive / FW: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE


#2

MID: MKM 001 (MIS)
Type: DVD+R DL 2.4-6x rated (Verbatim)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 8x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE





#3

I will keep my eye on this as well! 20x wasn’t half bad. The 7240s had a slightly better MKM 001 burn imo. Is this the same batch you used for your optiarc test?


#4

[QUOTE=DM85;2245733]I will keep my eye on this as well! 20x wasn’t half bad. The 7240s had a slightly better MKM 001 burn imo. Is this the same batch you used for your optiarc test?[/QUOTE]

Yes, MKM 001s for 7240S and DVR-117D were from the same spindle of 20.


#5

MID: MCC03RG20
Type: DVD-R 16x (Verbatim)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 16x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE




#6

nice jadburner :clap:


#7

MID: CMC MAG. AM3
Type: DVD-R 16x (Memorex)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 18x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE




#8

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2245750]nice jadburner :clap:[/QUOTE]

Thanks, James. It’s nice to see that the AD-7240 and DVR-117 give us two great options for burns. Thanks again for all the tips/hints!


#9

MID: TYG02
Type: DVD-R 8x (TY premium line)
Burned with ImgBurn @12x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE




#10

MID: TYG02
Type: DVD-R 8x (TY premium line)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 8x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE




#11

MID: MCC03RG20
Type: DVD-R 16x (Verbatim)
Burned with ImgBurn @ 24x
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE




#12

Nice 24x and I’m glad to see it can do a nice 8x -R burn.


#13

These scans are looking pretty good I must say


#14

so is this drive seeming better than the 116?


#15

[QUOTE=cantankerous;2245859]so is this drive seeming better than the 116?[/QUOTE]

Excellent question. I can’t say with certainty yet, but I’ve been thinking about it and plan to do some comparisons this weekend, making burns on the 116 and 117 with the same image as well as media from the same spindle. I’ll post results as i have them.


#16

[QUOTE=jadburner;2246050]Excellent question. I can’t say with certainty yet, but I’ve been thinking about it and plan to do some comparisons this weekend, making burns on the 116 and 117 with the same image as well as media from the same spindle. I’ll post results as i have them.[/QUOTE]

Great idea, I’m also very interested in a comparision between both :iagree:


#17

Due to the variability between media, burns, etc., I decided to do the following for comparison purposes. For a given media from the same spindle, I made three burns with the same image file on my Pioneer DVR-116DBK and 117DBK. Since I’m also interested in how they compare to the Optiarc AD-7200 and 7240, I did the same for those drives as well. I started with Verbatim DVD-R (16x) MCC03RG20 media, but even with just that media it took a lot of runs and scans. I have all of the scans, but am not sure if everyone wants to see all of them, only the 116 and 117 scans, or something else. I did summarize the results in a spreadsheet, which I’m attaching. Feedback encouraged on whether this is useful, if you want to see some or all of the plots (in this thread or another), and for other media that I have access to.

Comparison Burn Summary.xls (27.5 KB)


#18

[B]Very nice, jadburner![/B]

I believe the 117 can become as good as the 116 is, but the 116 is the champ actually.


#19

Thanks for all the scans & work, jadburner. :)[QUOTE=jadburner;2245776]MID: MCC03RG20
Type: DVD-R 16x (Verbatim)
Burned with ImgBurn [B]@ 24x[/B]
Drive / Fw: Pioneer DVR-117DBK / 1.06
Interface: EIDE[/QUOTE]

I’m assuming this was really at 20x, as the drive is a max 20x drive? Don’t forget that ImgBurn may let you choose the speed, but that’s not necessarily the speed you’ll get; rather, you’ll get what the drive supports and decides to write at [whenever you select an unsupported speed]. :wink:


#20

[QUOTE=Albert;2246593]Thanks for all the scans & work, jadburner. :slight_smile:

I’m assuming this was really at 20x, as the drive is a max 20x drive? Don’t forget that ImgBurn may let you choose the speed, but that’s not necessarily the speed you’ll get; rather, you’ll get what the drive supports and decides to write at [whenever you select an unsupported speed]. ;)[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the question. I specified 16x as the write speed in ImgBurn, which all drives supported for the MCC03RG20 media. All four drives came very close to that near the end of the burn. I had done a couple 20x and a 24x burns previously with the 117D, but now I’m wondering if that drive actually reached that speed.

I’ll have an updated spreadsheet in a few hours, with TDK DVD+R 16x (CMC-MAG-M01-00) media.