[OT] DVDR failings
tjc at wintrmute.net
Tue Nov 28 18:17:53 GMT 2006
bit off-topic, but wondered if the collective wisdom covers this:
I have two IDE DVD writers, different brands I think, but otherwise very
similar, and typical examples of the genre, both under a year old.
They both exhibit the same problem - they read discs fine, but writing to CDRs,
DVD+/-Rs, DVDR-AM, CDRW, and DVD+RW all fail after a short-but-random duration.
(So I can write a 64Mb disc in several attempts, a 4Mb disc almost always, and
can never write a 100+ Mb disc)
I'll attempt to hunt down the receipts and return them under warranty, but
since it's happened to two at around the same time, I wondered if there are any
common causes of this?
I update both drives to their respective latest firmware, but this didn't help
One was a Pioneer DVR-111D, and I'm not sure, but I think the other was a LG..
can plug it in tonight again to check.
My gut feeling says they're just cheap and broke of their own accord, but you
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