Which DVD?

  dublincity 20:03 01 Oct 2007

I recently bought a used Pioneer A06, external DVD reader/writer. It will write to a CD-R but not to the DVD-R or DVD+RW disks that I've tried. Any ideas what DVD disks I should get? Thanks, Cheers.

  Totally-braindead 20:10 01 Oct 2007

Can I first ask what software you are using to burn the DVDs as windows XP built in burner will only write to CDS?

  SANTOS7 20:15 01 Oct 2007

As you can see from the list below it should play /record beer mats...

Could be one of those players that is brand particular, maybe a writing software issue....

Pionneer A06 Specs
Plays pre-recorded DVD's & CD's
Records on DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-R & CD-RW Blank Media
Records on DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW Blank Media
Makes discs that will play in most existing DVD players
Uses the single layer 4.7GB DVD-RW (ReWritable) & Once only DVD-R System
CD-R & CD-RW recoding & playback
4x DVD-R and 2xDVD-RW speeds (on high speed DVD media)
4x DVD+R and 2.4x DVD+RW speeds
16x CD-R writing with 10x CD-RW writing (with high speed CDRW media)
Internal IDE drive

DVD Write speeds:
4x DVD-R (On 4x media)
4x DVD+R
2.4x DVD+RW

DVD ROM Read Speed 12x
6x with 4x DVD-R media (6x for 2x DVD-RW media)
2x with older DVD-R/W media

CD Write Speed 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW *Using hi-speed media"

CD-ROM Read Speed 32xCD-ROM, 10x Audio

Playback - DVD-ROM and DVD Video, CD-ROM and CD-ROM XA, CD-DA and CD TEXT, Photo CD and Video CD, CD Extra
Buffer 2MB
DVR-A06 Dimensions Width 148mm
Height 42.3mm
Depth 198mm
Weight Approximately 1,100g
Compatible OS Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000 with Above Pentium III 500MHz, 256MB Ram recommendation
Bundled software MyDVD Video Suite 4, Instant CD/DVD v6.5
1xDVD-R (4x) & 1xDVD-RW (2x)

  Technotiger 20:15 01 Oct 2007

click here
and scroll down to near the bottom to read about Media.

  dublincity 00:37 02 Oct 2007

Thanks for the answers. I'm just using Win XP & no extra software but I should have some freebie on a coverdisk somewhere ......... I'll look around. Cheers.

  eedcam 09:39 02 Oct 2007

click here ou could download this freebie it will read and write dvd's and also confim which formats you can use

  dublincity 17:54 02 Oct 2007

I installed a free Ashampoo prog; it took an hour to figure out how to use it but I successfully burned a DVD+RW. I've just d/l'ed ImgBurn and will try that as well. Thanks to all.

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