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Doubt with 4x

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by yujo, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. yujo

    yujo Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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    Here in Brazil the LG4040b is about U$ 220,00.

    Until now I just tried to burn at 2x because I have a slow Pentium III 600, with a 7200rpm Maxtor Hard Disk (running at DMA-66 in a ASUS P3W) under Windows XP.

    I have tried Nero 6 (with latest updates) and I had many read errors under PowerDVD, however the discs could play right on Windows Media Player, WinDVD and many standalone DVD Players.

    I tried RecordNow Max but it doesnt reconize the LG4040b unit. So I tried "burnatonce" and I got a strange error during burning stage.

    So I have decided to use the Recorder Gold5 that came with my LG4040b. I learned how to burn DVD-VIDEO with it at http://www.super-klaus.de/BRG_e.htm

    The discs I burned with this Recorder Gold5 played without any trouble in PowerDVD.

    I think Nero6 still have some problem with LG4040b.

    I just found and tested Princo4x and another cheap media with a "-A-" on the center of the disc. I burned about 15 discs without any problem. For my surprise even discs with risks under surface were able to burn and read (maybe I am a lucky guy :).

    My LG4040b came with A104 firmware and I didnt try the upgrade to A301 yet. All programs I tried really reconized Princo as 2x.

    My doubt is if I will be able to burn at 4x on my old Pentium III. Does somebody burn at 4x using a slow machine like mine?

    I would like to known which machines (at least Processor and Clock Speed) users here are using to burn at 4x with LG4040b.
  2. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

    May 28, 2003
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    You can only try and I see no reason why not actually. Use a RW disc preferably so if anything goes wrong you will not waste the disc. Make sure nothing else is running on your system.
  3. koola

    koola Guest

    I burn at 4x on my PC:

    AMD Athlon XP2000
    1 x 120GB Seagate HD
    2 x 200GB Weston Digital HD
    1GB OCZ PC5000 DDR Ram
    ATI Radeon 9800 pro
    Liteon 16x DVD Rom
    Optorite DD206 +/- DVD Writer
    Win xp pro sp2

    I have no problems with my setup. I have even burnt at 8x using my hacked firmware for my Optorite DD206!
  4. andy_oz

    andy_oz Guest

    Upgrade the firmware to the latest one and you should be able to burn at 4x because of the buffer underrun protection. Nero 6 works great for me and download PowerDVD 5 that stoped the errors on my system

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