Facts I know (lol, I think):
I bought an IOMagic 16x burner from Staples. It ended up being an Optorite DD1601. I have burned (DVDShrink/Nero) about (125) 8x-R's (Teon and Memorex) without problem, and they play on all (3) of my standalone DVD players.
I bought some Verbatim 16x+R's to see how much quicker they were and how much better the quality was. The first disc I burned was pretty quick (< 6 minutes, I believe, although I didn't time it exactly) and had a great scan (PIF max 9, average <2, no PIE's).
HOWEVER, it won't play in my 4 year old RCA player - I believe it said "unsupported disc" - or something like that. It does play in my Samsung and the player in my Honda Odyssey.
Is there something I can do (bitsetting) with my drive to allow the RCA to play it? If so, could someone guide me how - or direct me to the right place to learn?