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Set top players and compatible DVD-R media

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by j_koplin, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. j_koplin

    j_koplin Guest

    What type of set top player and DVD-R media do you use?

    I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread so everyone can list the type of set top player and compatible DVD-R media they use. I think this information would be helpful for all members.
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    LG player, Sony 725. Both play White Label and Datasafe dvd-r's
  4. enchant

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    I use the Mintek portable and Mintek DVD-1600. Both are sold by Best Buy. This player has played all discs I have made with PRINCO DVD-r and DVD-RW white top.There were some issues with the CD-Recordable discs. I am next going to try the ALLMEDIA house brand DVD-R and will report results. Contrary to what some have reported here, The PRINCO's have been solid.
  5. Hotalot

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    I have both a Philips Q50 and a LG 4230N standalone players. I burn my DVDs using a Pioneer A04s and Recordnow DX software using the cheapest noname media I can find here in Sao Paulo. Both players play perfectly my DVDs.
    DVDs I burned using Nero don't work in them.
  6. j_koplin

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    Thank you all for responding. Let's keep it going. If you have not listed the type of stand alone player that you use and the type of DVD-R media that is compatible with your player, please do so.

    I was searching the web and I found a bunch of web pages that have lists of stand alone players that will play DVD-R's. I thought that this information might be helpful for some of us. I have listed the links below:

    http://www.toddvideo.com/dvd_compatible.html
    http://www.caldrives.com/dvdrw/dvdcompatible.htm
    http://www.homemovie.com/compatibility.htm
    http://www.keepsakevideo.com/DVD_Comp.htm
    http://www.tape2dvd.com/compatibility.htm
    http://www.vcdhelp.com/dvdplayers.php
    http://www.lightsound.com/dvdplayers.htm
    http://www.apple.com/dvd/compatibility/
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    I have an RCA 6001P standalone DVD player.

    So far, I"m quite certain that the Verbatim DVD-R media I purchased at Best Buy does NOT work. The discs load allright, but it has a tendency to display horrible artifacts or de-sync during high bandwidth sections of playback.

    I've heard that Univeral media has one of the highest compatibilty rates, so I just placed an order. We'll see what happens...
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    Hi Hotalot,

    I live in Rio de Janeiro. Where and how much are you paying for DVD-R media ?
    What software are you using for authoring DVD's ?

    Gundo181 : how about the Universal media ?
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    RCA 5240- Works great
    Apex 1500- Also works
    I've been using generic silver/purple
    with good results.

    www.jazztechnology.com 50 discs/43.00us+shipping
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    Well... tried the Universal media. Looks like I had better results with the Verbatim. I'm discovering that each brand of DVD-R seems to have a different max bitrate for seemless playback - at least on my player.

    The Verbatim media seems to work at 6 mbits/sec. The Universal discs don't work very well above 4 mbits/sec.
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    Pioneer DV-444:

    White Label 2x DVD-R
    Datasafe 1x DVD-RW

    both seem to work fine
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    SONY DVP-S525D

    WHITE LABEL DVD-RW X1 - WORKS OK

    DATESAFE MEDIA DVD-R X1 - WORKS OK

    DATESAFE CLASSIC DVD-R X2 - WORKS OK

    BULKPAQ GEN 4 DVD-R X2 - WORKS OK

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