16x DVDR Question

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  1. southpaw

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    Hi

    I have a Panasonic E85H and have been using 8x DVD-R discs.

    Just wondering if its ok to use 16x speed DVDR?

    Is it a case of 16x is the fastest speed and if my player only burns that 8x then thats ok?

    Sorry if its a dumb question but I don't knoe the answer.:D
     
  2. nialli

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    I could never get x8 speed to burn on my E85 reliably, let alone x16!

    If they do work, they will still only burn at x4 speed.
     
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    I have just burnt two 8x disks this morning on my e85.they averaged 13 minutes for the actual burn and around 16 for total including finalizing. This is on hispeed of course. Haven't worked out the actual speed but it is fast enough for me. If you burn in real time of course the disk speed is irrelevant anyway. Ukdvd r supplied some dodgy disks recently so I have switched to SVP and Datasafe 8x.
    Work fine on e50 , e85 and eh50 as well as panasonic multidrve and pioneer 111.
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    Normally your burner would have to support 16X for it to be possible.
    Check the specifications in your manual.
    Sometimes you can get away with it, but normally there will be problems.
    Failed or incomplete burns is usually the result.
     
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    Unless your just recording data, it is usually recommended to burn at x4 speed be it DVD or CDr for perfect recordings irrelavent of the capabilityof the DVD recorder or PC burner.
    With data it doesn't matter if you have pauses or spurious noises that can be found on higher speed recordings as long as it the final file can be read.
    Nothing more irritating when listening to music or film having pops and pauses!

    Regards
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  6. bradavon78

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    AFAIK I can't change the speed it burns at on my Pioneer 540. I don't even think you can check what speed it's burning at.

    The fasted I've tried is 8x and those burn fine. My 8x are almost run out though so fingers crossed my 16x will work too.
     
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    the manual says it is compatible with 1x to 4x dvd-r disks. The fact that it works with 8x disks would indicate that higher speed disks should be OK I have not tried 16x so I couldn't say for sure. The only way to find out whether 16x is OK is to try them. Some people appear to have difficulty with 8x whereas I don't even though we have the same model machine. The problem with compatibility lies with the manufacture of the the disks. The dies are more important than the speed. After all if I save 7 minutes burning one disk I then have to find somrthing else to do witin that 7 minutes. If I was a proffessional producer of dvd's it would be imprtant but I am I am only a consumer following a nonproductive hobby.So I will only start using 16x when the 8x dissappear from the market.
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