Sony 1-4x DVD -R

Just a FYI post. Decided to try these Sony -R disks made in Austria. First one has burned just fine at 4x on my NEC 1300a (Herrie’s 107v3 firmware). Playback is good and could find no file or surface errors in Nero CD scan.

The graph had a couple of small blips, but nothing major.

The only example in the dvd tests at the top of the forum doesn’t look outstanding, but no problems with this one.

Here’s what DVDInfoPro shows:

Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Media code/Manufacturer ID SONY04D1
Format Type UDF 1.02
Volume Name WONDER_BOYS
Application id
Implementation id AHEAD Nero
Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 12/24/2003 22:49:39
Format Capacity 4.36GB(4.68GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed Unknown
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
2x Speed OPC beta 09
2x Speed OPC power 11
2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 90
2x Write Strategy field 2 A8 82 00 20 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta 06
4x Speed OPC power 17
4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 0F 0B 0B
4x Write Strategy field 2 00 00 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 3 00 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 00
4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 00
4x Write Strategy field 4 00 00 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 5 00 00 00 00 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 00 00 00
Data area starting sector 30000h
Data area end sector 22E35Fh
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

00000000 00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 86 0E 11 .B…@…R…
00000010 66 78 80 00 03 53 4F 4E 59 30 34 00 04 44 31 00 fx…SONY04…D1.
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 A8 82 00 20 00 02 00 06 09 11 11 … …

Bought at Walmart for $1.80 per disk after taxes.

Yep. Nothing’s wrong w mine either.

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:SONY]

Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [SONY]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - (2x)]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]

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Hm. I can’t find sony media in Norway except 2X DVD-R discs priced 3 times higher than 4X verbatims…a price I do not want to pay.