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Ideas Please ! Every TDK 16x DVD-R I burn on my Pioneer DVR108 Fails. Help ?
Posted by: ItsMeAlison
Date: October 21, 2006 12:23PM
Hi Guys -

I just finally got around to opening up a new spindle of 100 TDK 16x DVD-Rs that I got from Costco with the buy one get one free deal from a month or two ago.
I had been using TDK 12x DVD-Rs with no problems ever. Burned through 2 spindles of 100 over the last year. They worked great. But I just ran out of them and switched to the new 16x spindles and now every one of them fails.
I have tried both DragonBurn and Toast 6, both apps updated to the current revs.
The firmware in my Pioneer is current too and no, I haven't tried any unsupported Pioneer firmware versions.
I never burn at full speed either, just to be safe. i usually burn at 8x or 4x because i don't really ever require quick burn.

Everything points to these DVD-Rs being bad, but why ? THey're brand new and name brand.
The Pioneer can burn at 16x. These discs are recognized in both Toast and DragonBurn as being 16x.
Am I missing something ? Has anyone else been having problem with these discs from Costco ?
I'm really peeved about this. I dont want to have to bring them back and deal with that, but so far, the first 10 discs have failed. Not one good burn.

Please give me some advice/help/ideas.

Thanks guys!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2006 12:25PM by ItsMeAlison.
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Re: Ideas Please ! Every TDK 16x DVD-R I burn on my Pioneer DVR108 Fails. Help ?
Posted by: Mr645
Date: October 21, 2006 01:16PM
I have had a few fail at slower speeds, but at 16x no problems. I do use Pioneer 110 and 111 drives however. Try one at 16x
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Re: Ideas Please ! Every TDK 16x DVD-R I burn on my Pioneer DVR108 Fails. Help ?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: October 21, 2006 01:20PM
If you don't already have it, download DVD MediaInspector [homepage.mac.com]

This little tool will give you info on who really produced the TDK discs. Here's [translate.google.com] the author's Japanese site translated by Google.

Mixed reviews of TDK 16X discs @ Amazon. [www.amazon.com]










Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2006 01:48PM by Panopticon.
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Re: Ideas Please ! Every TDK 16x DVD-R I burn on my Pioneer DVR108 Fails. Help ?
Posted by: papercup
Date: October 21, 2006 02:32PM
Alison, read my post here: [forums.macresource.com]

I ended up getting a new drive, although I think the media was iffy, and my 109 didn't like it. The same Costco media works fine with my new Pioneer 111.
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Re: Ideas Please ! Every TDK 16x DVD-R I burn on my Pioneer DVR108 Fails. Help ?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: October 21, 2006 07:31PM
I read it and ordered some just now. I bought this silly DVD TV recorder the other day from Geeks and plan on using it some day to record as well as viewing.




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