I’ve used Verbatim 4x DVD+RW successfully on a Philips dvdr70 for years and now on my new Liteon 5055GDL+ and apart from the usual fall by the wayside as they get heavily used have been happy with the results.
A disk recorded on the Philips will play back fine on the Liteon. A disk recorded on the Liteon is not recognised on the Philips if it has FIRST been erased on the Liteon before recording. A fresh disk Liteon recording is recognised fine on the Philips and is fine if erased on the Philips on both machines.
I tried taking a Liteon erased disk and both quick erasing and full erasing in Nero and that made no difference to the Philips being able to recognise the disk. Making a normal playback dvd with Nero after either erase still did not make the Philips recognise the quite normal disk which plays fine in all my laptops and other dvd players.
So the Liteon erase is doing something the Philips does not like.
Now its easy enough to keep 20 disks marked for Philips use and 20 disks marked for Liteon use, but I’m just curious why this should be so and if there was a way to “unformat” disks so the Philips would recognise them as it does when they are new straight out of the tub. Is the erase in CloneDVD any different to the erase in Nero for example? or any other program worth trying. Thanks for any replies.