Sometimes it reads, other times

vbimport

#1

I have a Emperex IDE1008. I notice a lot of people are having trouble with the burner, but it’s what I have.

I went to Staples and bought 4, 50 dvd-r packs, made by PLAYO.

My burner only recognizes a blank DVD-R 1 out of 20 tries, and sometimes several times in a row. I guess you could say it has it’s good and bad days.

My question is: If my burner can read these DVD’s, why doesn’t it read them ALL the TIME? Why do i have to keep pressing eject, and insert the DVDR back in a dozen time for it to finally catch?

When it does burn though, and finalizes the DVDR, it reads great on any Player i put it in, including the Burner.


#2

CRAP media and crap media!!!


#3

Like chef said. It seems to be a media problem. Use higher quality media like Verbatim or Tayio Juden. They are a bit more expensive but you will get better results and they are also better for longevity.


#4

playo are not know as very good discs,I hope you got them @5 bucks a 50 pack,even then at least 10 will be crap,good luck
Bruce


#5

I did in fact get them for 5 bucks for a 50 pack. I bought 4 packs. I just don’t understand why my burner will read some but not others, aren’t they all the same thing.


#6

They aren’t as for the “quality”, if someone even can talk about quality with shrubby media.


#7

No thery are not the same, it is belived by some that disc like thease are rejects and rebranded,others feel they are just made porley or from sub standed material.
Bruce


#8

Do they id as aml?
Bruce


#9

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?dvdmediasearch=PLAYO&dvdmediadvdridsearch=&type=6&size=All&dvdburnspeed=All&order=Name&hits=25&search=Search+or+List+Media


#10

According to that site, and a lot of user tests, they are pretty good discs. I guess i just have to wait for my new burner to get in on Thursday to find out if it’s my stupid burner now.


#11

I don’t know which of the three listed media you are using, but I wouldn’t say that they are pretty good discs. There are also a few results where the media are rated mixed and poor. The comments shown there are only indicating that you may catch up a better or a bad batch of discs.

Apart form this, I’m curious to see the comments about these discs 6 or 12 month after the burn ;). I don’t think that they will be that “positive”.

I only can suggest you to use higher quality media, also if you use an other burner. A good burn result doesn’t guarantee that the media will be readable in 6 or 12 month ago too.