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Which Xbox drive plays which media?

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by mycat, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. mycat

    mycat Member

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    sorry for the stupid question. new at this.

    just wondering which xbox drive plays which media. i have a samsung (lucky me) and my mate has a philips. i heard that the philips struggles with -R media, but excels at +R while the samsung is the opposite.
    is this true?
    and are there dvd's out there which can be played on both?

    cheers
     
  2. peachymo

    peachymo Regular member

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    we have both drives in mine i have a samsung and my kids have a philips i've never tried +r in either simply because i have no problems using -r in any of them all of my -r media work in the philips and -r are cheaper and write faster -r also work in the thompson drives so -r is the best way
     
  3. mycat

    mycat Member

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    well, i'm trying to play some backup games.
    they are in dvd+r format. all of the +r work on his (philips) fine. some of the games work on the samsung, but some don't.

    but on the flip side, anything dvd-r works on mine, but not on his.

    i'm just wondering if its the media type i'm using...
    anyone know what media type (preferably dvd-r coz it quicker) that allows play on both philips and samsung?

    much appreciated
     
  4. peachymo

    peachymo Regular member

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    all these media work in my samsung and philips drives and my bros thompson drive all are dvd-r datasafe media -r (ritek dye) mirror, bulkpaq, QP, sumvision, datawrite and basically any ritek dye dvd-r
    everything branded i've ever bought has worked i've never tried unbranded stuff
     
  5. Diaboli

    Diaboli Regular member

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    Maxell and Samsung DVD-R 2x plays fine with both drives - Samsung and Philips.

    Samsung seems to be very picky with DVD+R's, a friend of mine burned a HP 4x DVD+R with his HP DVD+R drive and it worked just fine with my Xbox/Samsung, BUT when I burned similar disc with my Sony DRU500a, my Xbox didn't even recognize the disc. Go figure.
    However, I haven't had any problems with DVD-R's.
     
  6. s8nsch1ld

    s8nsch1ld Regular member

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    I have the "nasty" thompson dvd in my 1.0 xbox. It reads Immation CDRW's and Bulkpaq DVD -r's no problems. I haven't had a read problem yet.
     
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    My Thompson drive reads; DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW. I did not try DVD+R yet because I simply don't use that kind of discs :)
     
  8. iggi

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    I have a samsung drive in 1 xbox and a philips in the other, the samsung reads and plays everything (including +r)that i've tried.The philips however is a fussy thing, i couldn't flash the bios or install slayers on any media i tried and ended up swapping drives. Now it plays some games and not others even though they are on the same type of disc.
     
  9. Daskins

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    samsung drives basically reads anything your throw at it. i never had a problem with my baby samsung lol.
     

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