Which burner to burn Verbatim DVD+R DL

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#1

I have the following drives and didn’t burn a DL disk before and I have only one Verbatim DVD+R DL disk so I need to choose which drive to burn it and have best result.

  1. Samsung S203S
  2. Pioneer 112D
  3. Liteon DH-20A4P
  4. LG GH22NP20

Please help…thanks.


#2

I have always have had excellent results with my Pioneer DVR-112D with this media. I don’t have experience with the Samsung or LG drives with Verbatim DL media, but I used to use older LiteOn models than what you list and I had issues with my players hanging at the layer break about 75% of the time overall, and this even happened on a follow-on newer LiteOn model that I purchaed. It’s what eventually made me move to a Plextor PX-716A, which worked OK for a short while until it broke, and then I moved to Pioneer drives for better reliability. I started with a DVR-111D, then a DVR-112D, DVR-212D (SATA in my work machine) and lately DVR-116D. Years later, all are still in service and making reliable burns on Verbatim DL media (MKM-001 - I haven’t purchased MKM-003). Make sure your Verbatim DL media wasn’t made in India, as those have proven to be probelematic, while the ones made in Singapore are much better.


#3

It is made in Singapore…btw, I heard the 112D will default DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM, is it the case? tia

PS I’ll be using IMGburn to burn it.


#4

[quote=APVM;2143906]…btw, I heard the 112D will default DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM, is it the case? [/quote] Yes, that is correct. :iagree:


#5

Thanks…112D then.


#6

[QUOTE=APVM;2143923]Thanks…112D then.[/QUOTE]

You received your confirmation about DVD-ROM bitsetting for DVD+RDL media, but if you use MediaCodeSpeedEdit, aka MCSE, you can flash modified firmware that will give DVD-ROM booktype on DVD+R (single layer) media also… The read speed patch is also helpful.


#7

Thanks, no idea how to do MCSE, I may look into it when I have time.