My DVD+R(W) luck has run-out. I have learned the hard way that even though there are â€œbrand namesâ€ they are really reselling same DVDs from a lot of the same blank discs manufactures, and some of the manufactures make crap.
I have been fooled by Memorex.
The two disc types from Memorex: DVD+RW (by INFODISC) and DVD+R DL (by RITEK) that do not play well on my DVD Player (ProScan PS8680Z) â€“ skips from one scene to beginning of another chapter, and pixilated (corrupted image - squares) type problems. If I put same discs into my computer DVD drives (tested with 2 DVD drives) everything is fine.
1) In the future I plan to get another DVD Player, is there any hope that these two bad types of DVD+R(W) will play as expected? Or… is the problem usually in the above issue so bad with the media that no DVD Player will ever be able to playback these types DVDs?
2) Is the PI/PO test the primary test for determining severity of the errors?
From reading the forums and newsgroups it seems that the Plextor burner is the least part of the problem. The problem that I see it exists between the bad DVD media and the DVD Player (or am I mistaken?).
Can someone recommend DVD+RW and DVD-/+R DL that would work with ProScan PS8680Z?
It may be too specific inquiry â€“ so how do people find out what is the best media (the manufacture) for their DVD Player when all that is available on the blank disc packaging is â€œbrand nameâ€ and MID is only known when you open up the package?
DVD Player: ProScan PS8680Z
DVD Software: Nero 22.214.171.124
DVD Burner: Plextor 716UF (1.08 firmware)
Two (bad - so it seems) blank discs for my ProScan DVD player:
DVD+RW (by INFODISC)
DVD+R DL (by RITEK)
For other newbies information: These two are known as poor quality DVD that are source of a lot of problems.