I’m sorry to hijack this thread that’s three years old but I have a similar question I would like to add.
I bought a Vistron DVD recorder last year (Produced in 2008 also) with the same unit drive. And whilst there has been no serious problems, I’m questioning how long good the burner actually is.
So, as a test, I disconnected the recorder burner and replaced it with an old Phillips burner from my PC. It seemed okay and installation was painless enough, if a little tight. So I switched it back on, the burner seemed to be okay but it wouldn’t get past the loading screen. So therefore, is the recorder only suited to THAT burner?
The reason why I ask this is because the drive is giving questionable results when it comes to burning my RitekF1 discs. They burn well initially, but producing error reports when verified on my BenQ burner in my computer. Confusingly, these discs verify okay in my mums laptop burner (by Sony).
They therefore can’t be crap discs if they verify okay on that burner. Why is it doing this?
Finally, does anyone have any word on this particular burner? It just seems like a cheap no name burner, how long are these drives (DRL-200) supposed to last? Thanks.