Finalised Discs in Pioneer 420H Incompatible?

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  1. Struan

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    I recorded & finalised a DVD-r (Taiyo Yuden 8x) in my Pioneer DVR-420H, which had two SP recordings on it and was dubbed at high speed, but it will not play in my Wharfedale M3 DVD Player. Other DVD-r discs, including those recorded & finalised in my previous Panasonic E95, play fine in the Wharfedale. The finalised disc plays fine on the 420H though.

    Is there something in the set-up of the 420H that could cause this incompatibility, or is my 420H likely to be faulty?

    TIA.
     
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    Some dvd writers are simply better than others. Would I be right in assuming that the E95 would have recorded discs at 4x where as the newer Pioneer is recording at 8x? If so this might be the reason. If you have the option on the Pioneer to record at 4x it might be worth trying that. Alternatively if you don't have that option but have 4x media use that instead. The fact remains though that you can have two identical brand writers running the same firmware and the same setup and blank discs and sometimes one drive will record discs that work and another won't even though they might be both readable in another different drive without problems and the same is probably true of standalone dvd writers. So variations between different brands is going to be even more likely. You could try a lense cleaning disc.
     
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    Wharfedale players are very picky with recordables.
    Try some better brand blanks and see if that works,or try some 4x cheapies
     
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    @ bonzobanab

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, the E95 was 4x and the 420H is 8x. AFAIK, the only way to record at 4x is to use 4x discs, but I don't have any, at the moment.

    I recorded a lot of discs in the short time I had the E95, with a 100% record of successful writing, and compatibility with the M3.

    Correspondence with Pioneer is on-going!
     
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    @ Phelings

    As I mentioned, the M3 plays all other DVD-R discs without a problem, including 8x discs from unknown machines (so they may have been recorded at only 4x, I don't know for certain).

    BTW, I was under the (mistaken?) impression that original Taiyo Yuden discs were amongst the very best available – no?

    Guess I may have to get some 4x to see if that makes a difference.
     
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    I can't comment on how good Taiyo Yuden discs are as I have never heard of them.I assumed they were just an el cheapo budget make.
    I use TDK and Verbatim blanks (8x) and they work on every dvd player I tried ,which is a lot
     
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    Genuine Taiyo Yuden are certainly among the best:

    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    ...but often faked. Hence you need to get them from a reputable dealer like SVP.
     
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    That's exactly who I got mine from :)

    I'm on my second 100 disc spindle, and, compatibility problems aside (which I don't believe are due to the discs), I have had a 100 % record of successful burns in both the E95 and 420H.

    I have other problems with the 420H, and Pioneer's conclusion is that the unit is faulty, although I can't say until I get a replacement if the compatibility problem is definitely a fault.

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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