What kind of blank dvds to use with a Pioneer DVR-106D

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#1

hi,
could someone please tell me which blank dvds to use with this burner?I can burn with cd-r speed 4x but ive just bought some dvd-r 1-8x and they keep failing on nero,powerproducer and i cant copy to copy!!! are the discs compatable or do i need to buy some others???I have an engineer coming out thurs to change the dvd r drive (on my insurance) but im now wondering if it is just the discs (works ok with cds!!!) appreciate some advice…thanks.


#2

Hard to say if the disks are incompatible without knowing the brand and your system setup. If they don’t work, something’s wrong, right? I used a Pioneer 106D until my recent move to the Plextor 716A, and I can say that the 106D would burn pretty much anything I’d throw at it. I know some 8x media claim that there can be problems when used with 4x and lower burners, but I never had a problem. In general, if you’re ordering your disks online, get Taiyo Yudens or Riteks. If you’re only buying off-the-shelf, buy only major name brand disks such as Maxell, Verbatim, TDK, or Fuji. Some are better than others, but I would at least avoid “no-name” brands, anything by Princo, and any store-brand (i.e., Office Depot, CompUSA, etc.). You invested a fair amount in the burner itself, so don’t skimp on the media you use with it. In fact, I’m convinced that people who buy a burner based on the fact that it will let them burn the crappiest media available are going to be in for a shock when that media doesn’t work in a year or two …


#3

well ive been using Memorex dvd-r 4x which 2 out of 4 burns ok…now ive bought these real cheap discs called budget 1-8x dvd-r and when i put it into the drive to burn it says that the disc or the drive isnt ready!!! but if i put my trusty old cd-r’s in its fine and now i cant seem to burn the memorex ones which i could a couple of days ago!!! so whats happened to make me only be able to burn cd’s and not dvd’s now??? :sad:


#4

There are just too many possibilities to try to diagnose it without looking at the machine. Could be that your DMA settings aren’t right; could be that the drive is bad; could just be the media you’re using. You said someone’s coming out on Thurs. to change the drive? As long as you’re covered, I wouldn’t worry about it. If it’s the drive, you’ll know after Thursday. If it isn’t the drive, it’s something in your setup or it’s the media you’re using.