PX-716A Media List (tells which known media Autostrategy works for)

vbimport

#1

After having finally figured out Autostrategy, here is the list of media supported by the PX-716A. Autostrategy only works on SOME known media. (The reason for this is that Plextor believes some media vary in quality due to manufacturing). How can you tell which Known media may use Autostrategy? The list below, which I obtained from the Plextor website, shows media that is written into the firmware. Some of this media, denoted by “supported by autostrategy” (see below) can utilize Autostrategy to achieve a better burn. Most media, denoted by “Recommended” or “Compatible” does NOT use Autostrategy.

Recommended DVD+R
Brand Speed Model
Maxell 12X (4X ~ 12X) D+R47C.1P, D+R47C.1P5S
Maxell 8X (4X ~ 8X) D+R47B.1P, D+R47B.1P5S, D+R47B.1P10S
Mitsubishi Chemical 12X (4X ~ 12X) DTR47H5, DTR47H10
Mitsubishi Chemical 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
Mitsubishi Chemical 8X (4X ~ 8X) DTR47U1, DTR47U5
Mitsubishi Chemical 2.4X DPR47U1, DPR47U5
Ricoh 12X (4X ~ 12X) DRD-8XCW5, DRD-8XCW10, DRV-8XCWPR5
Ricoh 8X (4X ~ 8X) DRD-4XPC, DRV-4XPC, DRD-4XCW10, DRD-4XCW5, DRD-4XPC5, DRV-4XCW5, DRV-4XPC5
Ricoh 2.4X DRD-24XPC, DRV-24XPC, DRD-24XPC5, DRV-24XPC5
Taiyo Yuden 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R47TYA, DVD+R47TY5PA
Taiyo Yuden 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVDR+D47TY, DVDR+D47TY5P
Verbatim 12X (4X ~ 12X) 43474
Verbatim 16X (4X ~ 16X) 43497
Verbatim 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Verbatim 8X (4X ~ 8X) 43212, 43213

Compatible DVD+R
Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
BeAll 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
CMC 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
CMC 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
CMC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Daxon Technology Inc 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Digital Disc Dessau 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Infodisc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (4X)
InterAxia 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD+R (16X)
LeadData 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
MAM-E 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Maxell 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
Mitsubishi Chemical 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Moser baer 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (4X), DVD+R (8X)
Moser baer 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
MPO Media 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
OPTODISC 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Philips 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Plasmon Data Systems Ltd. 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
Ritek 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD+R (8X)
Ritek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Ritek 2.4X DVD+R (2.4X)
Ritek 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD+R (16X)
Sony 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
Sony 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (4X)
Taiyo Yuden 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD+R (8X)
TDK 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD+R (16X)
TDK 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (4X)

Recordable DVD+R Media supported by AutoStrategy:
Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
BeAll 4X DVD+R (4X)
BeAll 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Daxon Technology Inc 4X DVD+R (4X)
Daxon Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
DDT 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
DDT 4X DVD+R (4X)
Digital Disc Dessau 4X DVD+R (4X)
Digital Disc Dessau 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
E-Top Mediatek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Euro Digital Disc 4X DVD+R (4X)
Euro Digital Disc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
GigaStorage 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
GigaStorage 4X DVD+R (4X)
Infodisc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Infomedia 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
InterAxia 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
LeadData 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Longten 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Longten 4X DVD+R (4X)
MJC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
MPO Media 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
MPO Media 4X DVD+R (4X)
NAN-YA 4X DVD+R (4X)
NAN-YA 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
OPTODISC 4X DVD+R (4X)
OPTODISC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Philips 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)
Plasmon Data Systems Ltd. 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Postech 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Ricoh 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)
Ritek 4X DVD+R (4X)
SKY 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
SKY 4X DVD+R (4X)
Taiyo Yuden 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)
Ume Disc 4X DVD+R (4X)
Ume Disc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Unifino 4X DVD+R (4X)
Unifino 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)
Wing Shing 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (8X)

Recommended DVD+RW
Brand Speed Model
Mitsubishi Chemical 4X DTW47U1, DTW47V1, DTW47U5, DTW47V5
Mitsubishi Chemical 2.4X DPW47U1, DPW47U5
Ricoh 4X DRWD-4XPC, DRWV-4XPC, DRWD-4XPC5, DRWD-4XCW5, DRWD-4XCW10, DRWV-4XPC5, DRWV-4XCW5
Ricoh 2.4X DRWD-24XPC, DRWV-24XPC, DRWD-24XPC5, DRWV-24XPC5
Verbatim 2.4X 43155, 43173
Verbatim 4X 43246, 43229

Compatible DVD+RW
Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
CMC 4X DVD+RW (4X)
CMC 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Daxon Technology Inc 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Infomedia 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Infomedia 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Moser baer 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Moser baer 4X DVD+RW (4X)
NAN-YA 4X DVD+RW (4X)
NAN-YA 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
OPTODISC 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
OPTODISC 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Philips 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Philips 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Ritek 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Ritek 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Sentinel 2.4X DVD+RW (2.4X)
Sentinel 4X DVD+RW (4X)
Sony 4X DVD+RW (4X)

Recommended DVD-R
Brand Speed Model
Maxell 8X (4X ~ 8X) DR47C.1P, DR47C.1P5S
Maxell 4X DR47B.1P, DR47CYB.1P, DR47LMB.1P, DR47PKB.1P, DR120.1P, DR120CY.1P, DR120LM.1P, DR120PK.1P, DR47B.1P5S, DR47B.1P10S, DR47MIXB.1P5S, DR47MIXB.1P10S, DR120.1P5S, DR120.1P10S, DR120MIX.1P3S, DR120MIX.1P5S, DR120MIX.1P10S
Maxell 2X DR47.1P5S, DR47MIX.1P5S, DR-V47.1P5S, DR-V47MIX.1P5S
Mitsubishi Chemical 8X (4X ~ 8X) DHR47H1, DHR47H5
Mitsubishi Chemical 4X DHR47U1, DHR47V1, DHR47U5, DHR47UM5, DHR47V5, DHR47VM5, DHR47VM10
Mitsubishi Chemical 2X DRR47U1, DHR472U1, DRR47V1, DRR47U5, DHR472U5, DRR47V5
Taiyo Yuden 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD-R47TYA, DVD-R47PY5PA
Taiyo Yuden 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVDR-V120TY, DVDR-D47TY, DVDR-V120TY5P, DVDR-V120TY10P, DVDR-V120AC5Y10P, DVDR-D47TY5P, DVDR-D47TY10P, DVDR-D47SC5Y10S
Taiyo Yuden 2X DR47Y-TP, DR47D-TP, DR47V-TP5, DR47D-TP5
TDK 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R47K, DVD-R120K, DVD-R47X5K, DVD-R47X10K, DVD-R120X5K, DVD-R120X10K, DVD-R47G, DVD-R120F, DVD-R47X5G, DVD-R47X10G, DVD-R120X5F, DVD-R120X10F
TDK 2X DVD-R47F, DVD-R47BLF, DVD-R47BKF, DVD-R47RDF, DVD-R47HCN, DVD-R47S, DVD-R120A, DVD-R120BLS, DVD-R120RDS, DVD-R120BKS, DVD-R120HCN, DVD-R120VN, DVD-R47X5F, DVD-R47X5MF, DVD-R47HCX5N, DVD-R120X5A, DVD-R120X3MS, DVD-R120X5MS, DVD-R120HCX5N
Verbatim 2X DVD-R (2X)
Verbatim 4X 43169, 43267
Verbatim 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)

Compatible DVD-R
Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
4M 4X DVD-R (4X)
AMC 4X DVD-R (4X)
AMC 2X DVD-R (2X)
AMC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
BeAll 2X DVD-R (2X)
BeAll 4X DVD-R (4X)
BeAll 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
CMC 2X DVD-R (2X)
CMC 4X DVD-R (4X)
CMC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Daxon Technology Inc 4X DVD-R (4X)
Daxon Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
DDT 4X DVD-R (4X)
Digital Disc Dessau 2X DVD-R (2X)
E-TOP Mediatek 4X DVD-R (4X)
Fornex 2X DVD-R (2X)
Fujifilm 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Fujifilm 2X DVD-R (2X)
Fujifilm 4X DVD-R (4X)
GigaStorage 2X DVD-R (2X)
GigaStorage 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
GigaStorage 4X DVD-R (4X)
Intermedia 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Kingpro 4X DVD-R (4X)
LeadData 4X DVD-R (4X)
LeadData 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
LeadData 2X DVD-R (2X)
LGE 4X DVD-R (4X)
LGE 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Longten 4X DVD-R (4X)
MAM-E 4X DVD-R (4X)
Maxell 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD-R (16X)
Mitsui Chemical 2X DVD-R (2X)
MJC 4X DVD-R (4X)
Moser baer 2X DVD-R (2X)
Moser baer 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Moser baer 4X DVD-R (4X)
NAN-YA 2X DVD-R (2X)
NAN-YA 4X DVD-R (4X)
NAN-YA 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
OPTODISC 4X DVD-R (4X)
OPTODISC 2X DVD-R (2X)
Panasonic 2X DVD-R (2X)
Pioneer 4X DVD-R (4X)
Postech 4X DVD-R (4X)
Princo 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Princo 4X DVD-R (4X)
Princo 2X DVD-R (2X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 4X DVD-R (4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 2X DVD-R (2X)
Ritek 2X DVD-R (2X)
Ritek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Ritek 4X DVD-R (4X)
SKC Co., Ltd. 4X DVD-R (4X)
Sony 2X DVD-R (2X)
Sony 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD-R (16X)
Sony 4X DVD-R (4X)
Sony 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Taiyo Yuden 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD-R (8X)
Taroko 2X DVD-R (2X)
TDK 12X (4X ~ 12X) DVD-R (8X)
TDK 16X (4X ~ 16X) DVD-R (16X)
TDK 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Unifino 4X DVD-R (4X)

Recordable DVD-R Media supported by AutoStrategy:
PX-716A (Latest Firmware)

Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
3A-Media 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Daxon Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Digital Storage Technology 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Digital Storage Technology 4X DVD-R (4X)
E-TOP Mediatek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Euro Digital Data 4X DVD-R (4X)
Fornex 4X DVD-R (4X)
GigaStorage 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Infodisc 4X DVD-R (4X)
Infodisc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Infomedia 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
InterAxia 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
MAM-E 4X DVD-R (4X)
MJC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
OPTODISC 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
OPTODISC 4X DVD-R (4X)
Plasmon Data Systems Ltd. 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Plasmon Data Systems Ltd. 4X DVD-R (4X)
Postech 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
Ritek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
SKC Co., Ltd. 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)
SKY 4X DVD-R (4X)
Taroko 4X DVD-R (4X)
Ume Disc 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)

Recommended DVD-RW
Brand Speed Model
Mitsubishi Chemical 4X (2X ~ 4X) DHW47Y1, DHW47Y5, DHW47YM5
Mitsubishi Chemical 2X (1X ~ 2X) DHW47U1, DHW47V1, DHW47U5, DHW47U10, DHW47V5, DHW47V10
Mitsubishi Chemical 1X DRW47U1, DRW47V1A, DRW47U5, DRW47V5A
TDK 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW47K, DVD-RW120K, DVD-RW47X5K, DVD-RW120X5K
TDK 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW47G, DVD-RW120F, DVD-RW47X5G, DVD-RW120X5F
TDK 1X DVD-RW47F, DVD-RW47S, DVD-RW47HCN, DVD-RW120A, DVD-RW120BLS, DVD-RW120RDS, DVD-RW120BKS, DVD-RW120HCN, DVD-RW47X5F, DVD-RW47HCX5N, DVD-RW120X5A, DVD-RW120X3MS, DVD-RW120X5MS, DVD-RW120HCX5N
Verbatim 1X 43140
Verbatim 2X (1X ~ 2X) 43234
Verbatim 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
Victor 4X (2X ~ 4X) VD-W47F, VD-W47XF5
Victor 2X (1X ~ 2X) VD-RW47B, VD-RW120D, 5VD-RW47B, 5VD-RW120D, 10VD-RW120D, 5VD-RW120XD, VD-W120XD10
Victor 1X VD-RW47A, VD-RW120B, 5VD-RW47A, 3VD-RW120XB, 5VD-RW120XB, 5VD-RW120B, 10VD-RW120B, 5VD-RW120C

Compatible DVD-RW
Brand Speed Model / Speed indication
CMC 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
CMC 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Daxon Technology Inc 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Infomedia 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
OPTODISC 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
OPTODISC 1X DVD-RW (1X)
OPTODISC 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
Pioneer 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Pioneer 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Pioneer 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Pioneer 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Princo 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Princo 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Prodisc Technology Inc 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Ritek 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Ritek 4X (2X ~ 4X) DVD-RW (4X)
Ritek 1X DVD-RW (1X)
Ritek 2X (1X ~ 2X) DVD-RW (2X)
Sony 1X DVD-RW (1X)


#2

ImBAD, thanks for summarizing the media compatibility. I believe the original link is here.

Quite funny, plextor said AutoStrategy will work mostly for “unknown” media but they “know” the list. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

It’s not that they know the list of “unknown” media, but that they know the list of “known” media which they have chosen to work with Autostrategy.

In theory, Autostrategy works for ALL unknown media. By saying “unknown,” I mean media that Plextor hasn’t programmed into the drive’s firmware.

So far as “known” media, which I am defining as media that has been programmed into the Plextor’s firmware, Plextor DOES know (because they determine it themselves) which media support Autostrategy.

They have done this because they are aware of certain brands of media in which the quality varies from batch to batch. The autostrategy is able to pick up on these differences in manufacturing and burn the disc according to the proper write strategy.

-ImBAD


#4

You got it ImBAD. :iagree:


#5

Thanks, bro. I still think it’s a pretty cool feature.


#6

I’m wondering two things about AutoStrategy:

  1. Developed in conjunction with Taiyo Yuden. Why would TY get involved with something that precludes the need to buy their high-quality and high-cost discs? If the 716’s AS means that low quality discs can be written to as well as to TY discs, what’s in it for TY?

  2. Dubious need for AutoStrategy. It didn’t take 3 discs to train me which MIDs were preferred by my 712. With mail order sites proliferating like crazy, no one can say they “can’t get” TY (etc) any more. Besides, isn’t putting low-quality media into a Plextor like putting lipstick on a chicken?


#7
  1. I guess they benefit from licensing the technology to other DVD Burner manufacturers. Maybe even high quality media manufacturers like TY observe some variance in the quality of their media. They hope this technology can correct that. I’m just guessing.

  2. I would think of it more like putting barbecue sauce on the chicken with a side of garlic mashed potatoes.


#8

Hello ! I find your thread very interesting …

But as anyone an answer about this situation:

  • a media with MID code XYZ (not supported) is introduced in the AS database

  • the this MID code XYZ gets supported by a firmware upgrade (for example form 1.02 ti 1.03)
    The entry for XYZ remains in the AS Database and what happens if you burn the XYZ media with firmware 1.03 and Autostrategy on ?
    Which choice makes the PX-716A ? for sure !

    By the way what did you all read the text that Plextor published on their US website with these media lists ?

especially this following:
NOTE: AUTOSTRATEGY will develop an appropriate write strategy for media that is unknown and not in the current firmware write strategy table or that has been noted to have various quality issues. Media with a “xxAS” will use AUTOSTRATEGY to develop a suitable write strategy at the speed noted regardless of the rated speed of the media. It is recommended that AUTOSTRATEGY remain enabled at all times

English is not my mother language and I did not really understand what they really mean.
I think AS will probably be a great feature once Plextor explains clearly how it works and publishes MID codes instead of these brand names (I have seen what’s inside the package changing so many times …)


#9

Ok, to sum up…

Good known media that is good quality = No AS implimented. Uses stratagy predefined in the firmware . (Original TY, MMC, etc)

Known media that varies in quality = AS implimented to account for the poor quality but first burn is based on stratagy already present in firmware. (CMC & some others)

Unknown media = AS implimented & you may produce a few coasters at first while it learns. (Fake TY, AN3x etc)

Ritek G05 Media = No AS & Coasters, its known about & will be fixed in future firmware :eek:

Personally I would love Plextor to put a tick box that will allow you to run the drive with AS for ALL media (Know good Q and bad Q). The first burn is based on the firmware default & improved from there onwards. I mean how many people burn 31 different media types every month for just 1 or 2 discs.


#10

Qwakerz Writes:
Personally I would love Plextor to put a tick box that will allow you to run the drive with AS for ALL media (Know good Q and bad Q). The first burn is based on the firmware default & improved from there onwards. I mean how many people burn 31 different media types every month for just 1 or 2 discs.

Good Point, I would like to see Autostrategy work for all media as well, though I don’t know if the drive has enough memory allocated for the feature to support this. I agree with you on the fact that I only use two different brands of DVD media with a maximum of 10 different manufacturing Id’s, which makes me think implementing such a feature wouldn’t cause me all that many problems.

Franz99 Writes:
But as anyone an answer about this situation:

  • a media with MID code XYZ (not supported) is introduced in the AS database
  • the this MID code XYZ gets supported by a firmware upgrade (for example form 1.02 ti 1.03)
    The entry for XYZ remains in the AS Database and what happens if you burn the XYZ media with firmware 1.03 and Autostrategy on ?
    Which choice makes the PX-716A ? for sure !

That’s a good question, Franz99. The best way to answer that would probably be to email Plextor Tech support, or to ask someone here on the forums who experiments with different firmware versions often. Perhaps Zevia could experiment with this one and come up with some answers.

-ImBAD


#11

Then How Does AS know if it is fake TY or not ?
Scenario: You had a batch faked TY and AS has stored that in the database. Then You go out and buy some quality Media TY, the AS can only “see” the same manufacturing code TY, and tried to burn with the strategy used for the fake TY’s ?

For me AS seems to be the same as walking or running OPC.

Info:



#12

Droktor Writes:
Then How Does AS know if it is fake TY or not ?
Scenario: You had a batch faked TY and AS has stored that in the database. Then You go out and buy some quality Media TY, the AS can only “see” the same manufacturing code TY, and tried to burn with the strategy used for the fake TY’s ?

I don’t know if the drive can tell the difference between “fake” Taiyo Yuden and “real” TY. I’ve never personally heard of fake TY. I imagine the drive can either tell the difference between the two or it can’t. If it can’t, then I imagine it would use the same write strategy for the fake TY as the real TY. However, some Taiyo Yuden media is supported in the PX-716a’s firmware as “compatible” or “recommended”. For this media, it wouldn’t really matter.

The only thing I can tell you is . . . don’t buy fake TY!

-ImBAD


#13

I noticed something I didn’t realize before regarding autostrategy. Some media that are listed as “recommended” or “compatible” are also “supported by autostrategy!”

Before, I thought that if media was “recommended” or “compatible” that it could not then be “supported by autostrategy,” but I was wrong. Look at the examples below. You can see how media can fall into both categories. Taiyo Yuden 8x +R, for example, is both “Recommended” and “supported by autostrategy.”

This explains why people have been seeing their burns improve, even on recommended media! :iagree:

Recommended DVD+R
Taiyo Yuden 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVDR+D47TY, DVDR+D47TY5P
Ricoh 8X (4X ~ 8X) DRD-4XPC, DRV-4XPC, DRD-4XCW10, DRD-4XCW5, DRD-4XPC5, DRV-4XCW5, DRV-4XPC5

Recordable DVD+R Media supported by AutoStrategy
Taiyo Yuden 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)
Ricoh 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD+R (16X)

Compatible DVD-R
Ritek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)

Recordable DVD-R Media supported by AutoStrategy
Ritek 8X (4X ~ 8X) DVD-R (8X)