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problem getting ps2 to read disc...

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by aya88, May 12, 2007.

  1. aya88

    aya88 Member

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    I burned an iso file of a japanese game using dvd decrypter. I used a tdk dvd+r to burn the file. When I put it in my ps2 (which is mod) it won't read it. For some reason, every japanese ps2 game I've burned (I've tried 3 games so far) my ps2 won't read it, but it reads backed up ps1 games. For the ps1 games, I use tdk cd-r. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
     
  2. schweet

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    Try using Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

    TDK doesn't work for a lot of people, and even if it does it's not a good idea to use it anyway as TDK is poor quality media and puts extra stress on your PS2 laser, thus shortening it's life.
     
  3. Z3120

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    Unless your TDKs code out to be some sweet expletive RICOHJPNs and have absolute near perfect results you can get also from Taiyo-Yudens and Verbatims, use Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+Rs or Verbatim 16x/8x DVD+Rs for much better results. Also, don't forget updating the firmware on your burner to obtain better results and performance from your burner. The failure to boot using a standard TDK DVD+R or CMC MAG is relatively high compared to a game burnt on a Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim disc like the previous poster has mentioned.

    And about the TDK CD-Rs. They're actually pretty good but TDK DVDs are a mixed reaction from me. TDK does some outsourcing, mainly the CMC MAGs, but they do give you 10x better results than Memorex CMC MAGs; however, both CMC MAGs from both brands are horrendous. (CMC MAGs as in media id)
     
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    How about Sony and Phillips 8x dvds? How do those hold up for quality and reliability?
     
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    Sony DVDs are ok. Phillips are ridiculously bad. It's been so long since I've used one, like 7 years ago, but I think they're as good as Fujifilm, which isn't saying much I suppose. And what PS2 are you trying to use your Sony DVDs for? Is your Sony DVDs DVD+R or DVD-R? Does it matter? Yes. Depending on what PS2 you have, you're better using DVD-Rs for the older generation of fat PS2s because the laser reads DVD-Rs extremely better than DVD+Rs, compatibility and affinity are top-notch when using DVD-Rs for most fatties, and you can easily save a good 15 dollars or so on every Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-Rs you purchase compared to spending a little extra on Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+Rs. If I had to choose, between Taiyo Yuden DVD+Rs and Sony DVD+Rs, I'd easily pick Taiyo-Yuden over Sony without a second thought. The quality change is immense and beautiful burn results literally you can get from a TY disc compared to using a Sony.

    Am I'm being bias? Well, it's hard to agree or agree to disagree for that matter. Having used both brands, I immediately saw the difference when I thought my Lite-On burner was dead burning bad discs with Memorex making data cds before I knew of Taiyo Yudens. Since then, after learning of TYs, it's so hard to go back. As far as archiving stuff goes, I rather stick my money with some TYs and Sonys. I use Ritek on occasion since my TDKs luckily code out as RICOHJPNs, and I have near perfect results you could also get from a Sony D11 instead of using a CMC MAG F01 from the same TDK brand you may also get in a bundle with RICOHJPNs sometimes. It depends on your luck I suppose.
     

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