I bought my BTC DVDRW1004IM last week, with it I also bought a Nashua DVD+RW. However the DVD player could not record on it so I returned it to the store, where they gave me a That’s Write DVD+RW and told me that upgrading the firmware might help.
So I upgraded the firmware from the DVD Recorder from version v039 to v045. And then the magic began.
When I was still using v039 I had burned “James Bond - Octopussy” to an Imation DVD+R. It played in all my DVD-players. When I upgraded to firmware v045 I wanted to burn another movie to an Imation disk, the burning process succeded succesfully (at least that was what “Pinnacle InstantCopy” reported), however it did not play in any of my DVD-players and Nero reported that the disk was empty, strange thing was that I could see (with my bear eyes) there was data written on the DVD.
(I know this because I burned a dvd with approx. 1 GB with data and I could reconise the written and unwritten parts).
I continued to try to burn other DVD’s, all with te same effect. So I “downgraded” my firmware back to v039 (which luckely I found somewhere on the internet). And put in the DVD that I allready burned and burned the same movie to it again. Now it plays in all my DVD-players.
Now can you explain me:
[li]Why I can see the disk was “burned” but the recorder reports it is empty.
[/li][li]Why I can record to the same disk again, and now the movie works.
I also have the idea that v045 burns my DVD+RW not as good as v039, it looks like my standalone dvd player has a hard time reading data from the disk when I burn it with v045.