Your above quoted statement is not totally factual.
Both the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) drives do have automatic Book Type Bit Setting of DL Media to DVD-ROM and this feature works flawlessly. With a simple firmware patch through the use of the Media Code Speed Edit tool (http://ala42.cdfreaks.com/MCSE/) the Pioneer DVR-215 (SATA) and DVR-216 (SATA) will also automatically Book Type Bit Set SL Media to DVD-ROM.
bjkg[/QUOTE]Just to ad…neither will the Sammy drives bitset DVD+R’s without help. You will either need to set it in Nero CD-DVD Speed or ImgBurn for temporary or use C0deKings Sammy Patcher for permanent setting (this way will void your warranty as you will have to flash it with patched firmware).