Writing speed pioneer dvr-110d?

had a pioneer 109 which was writing at 12x on ritek disks but now have changed my writer to pioneer dvr-110d with firmware 1.22 but only writes at 8x with same media??? any ideas please

The early pioneer firmwares are usually pretty bad at alloting proper limits on some media. A future firmware update will likely remedy this and add new media as well.

Remember Pioneer is a quality writer, not a speed writer. They may feel the media just isn’t up to par at the higher write speeds so they throttle it down to be guaranteed quality. 16-12x and 12-8x is a big jump however. I wish they had a 10 and 14x write.

Exactly, and G05 is not really quality media. 12x gives BAD results.