I recently upgraded my Panasonic RP62 to firmware v.073 from v.051...
The reason i decided to upgrade my firmware is because I am having a hard time getting my Panasonic to play DVD-R's (the drive clearly states that it is capable of playing DVD-R's), I have been using Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 4.7GB, 4X media (which I was told was one of the best types of DVD-R media around)...
This media plays fine in other stand alone DVD players I have in my house, one of them is a sony. But, I can't get the Panasonic to accept it, I thought the firmware upgrade would help, but it didn't.
I have now tried the following DVD-R media :
I also just tryed a DVD+R by fujifilm... and guess what, IT WORKED (no bitset either)!
This is really strange, the Panasonic RP62 spec's say it can only read DVD-R's NOT DVD+R and yet it will play my burned DVD+R ?
Why is this happening ? I can't get a DVD-R to work for the life of me, yet the first DVD+R i tried worked and its not even supposed to...[or at least it doesn't advertise that it will play DVD+R's]
How does this make sence ?
My computer drives:
DVD-ROM - (lite-on 166s) - Used to rip the DVD's
DVD+-RW - (BTC IDE1004) - Used to burn the DVD-R's and DVD+R's
BTW - Both drives have the latest FirmWare