Toshiba XS32 media

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  1. Rebecca

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    Does anybody know if the Toshiba XS32 is compatible with 8x DVD-R? Or do you have to stick to 4x media?

    Kisses.
    Rebecca. ;)
     
  2. Stanman

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    its 2 or 4 as far as the manual says
     
  3. Neville Street

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    I am using Datawrite Grey 8x and they work well, no coasters so far...
     
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    At SVP they are now listed as having two different dyes. Prodisc F01 / FUJIFILM03.

    I've only just got my XS32, and my usual discs - Datasafe Ritek G04 and G05 - are not liked by the recorder. I get "disc dirty" (error 14) messages, which is bizarre.

    Any other recommendations. Are the Toshiba recommended Taiyo Yuden discs (which I can get 100 for £50 - £60 a hundred) worth the extra?
     
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    I've had no problems with

    Ridisc Ritek G04 - 4x
    Ridisc Ritek 05 (printable) 8x
    Datawrite Titanium 8x
    Datawrite Fujifilm03

    All from SVP - great company
     
  6. kitschcamp

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    Hmm. Strange - I wouldn't have thought there'd be much difference between the Ridisc and Datasafe Ritek as they use the same dye. I'd never had problems with them before on my PC. Hey ho.

    Agree about SVP - I've used them for a few years, now, and found them excellent and very very helpful.

    I guess I'll have to order a few different sorts and see what works. I'll give the Datawrite Fuji's a go. Otherwise it'll be write to DVD-RWs (Datasafe Riteks 2x) and copy them on the PC - not the thing I indended.
     
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    Just to put this up-to-date. Ordered the above discs, didn't work, changed the recorder the above discs did work plus the Riteks I was originally grumbling about...
     
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    I only use Verbatim 8X -Rs in my XS32 and have never had a problem.
     
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    I also use Verbatim 8x and Datawrite Greys 8X. It seems to work fine!
     
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    Has anyone tried the Taiyo Yuden discussed above from SVP. They seem very expensive but are the dye recommended for the machine?

    Why does the Tosh recommend 4X when its mostly 8X that is being sold?
     
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    If it's anything like PC DVD writers, I'd guess it's a case of that the firmware has different "strategies" for different media records of discs. For 4x most of the discs are known and already out there so these can be unique to the type of disc. The writer then has to have a strategy for how to write to unknown discs; it may work, it may not, it all depends on how "safe" the default strategy is.
     
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    IMHO the XS32's drive is a load of sh*t, great machine, lots of features but the amount of stuff I edit on my PC then burn using my NEC then try and playback on my XS32, but take the same disc down stairs and try on a cheapo ASDA player and bingo it works, as far as Im concerned its a disgrace, Toshiba use such a DUmb drive in its machines, capped to just a small core of media (and even then I have had disks burnt with the XS32 not playback in the XS32) Toshiba should get with the program and release burning and reading updated firmware.

    I will be selling mine soon if anyones interested
     
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    Hard luck, bad luck the Ironduke. Mine works perfectly well. Love it. Only let down by cheap DVD-R blanks. Well you get what you pay for. Using Datawrite grey, 100% success rate.

    Stop moaning.
     
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    Lucky you!!!!!!!!!!

    I found Datawrite grey OK but then they started to give problems. One batch would only write at 2X.

    Ritek discs don't work either and they were (are) regarded as one of the best and certainly not cheap.

    Just because you are luckly enough to have one that works doesn't mean that everyone else won't have problems.

    Several people have returned the machine because it won't play purchased DVD films so you can't say its because of cheap discs (datawrite are cheap discs anyway!)

    If a cheapo Asda 30 quid DVD player plays discs fine in that machine but not in the 400 quid Tosh. So hows that "you get what you pays for"?
     
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    Ther is a mention of firmware update in this thread if you are brave enogh to try it (german)?

    Tosh RD SX32 and command of satellite receiver: big trouble???
     
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    Mine too, the only thing that hasn't worked on it was an old +R I tried.

    Maybe its down to poor quality control.
     
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    I half blame the XS32... as it does seem it is more fussy about certain (I believe lower quality) media than others.

    For me, I've been creating discs on my PC for some time now, and always use Verbatim discs as they have worked 100% for me. When I got the XS32 I used the same discs, and thus far also 100%. So it isn't an issue for me.

    Mark
     
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    What firmware version have you got???
     
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    ZL11, 1414
     
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    Same here and have had no problems recently :) (touch wood!).
     
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    This was my experience also of the X32 drive, and a talk to a technician on the Toshiba helpline did not add much to my impression. I'd been having problems with a number of brands, including TDK and Maxell, so not just cheap brands. It did not produce many 'coasters', but discs that it recorded would not replay in the machine itself (although they would play on others). Similarly, menu information recorded on discs would not play in some drives properly (would go to the title, and menu would never display) or at all. It was also picky about some bought discs, which were happy to play on my DVD player without skip or incident.

    It may well have been a problem with that particular drive (both reading and recording), but when I took it in for repair I was offered a swap for a Pioneer 420, which I took. Pioneer is not as good a machine for editing or features as the XS32, but it has yet to reject a disc of any sort in either recording or playback. This is true even of cheap, unbranded discs (which I used for an experiment only, as I don't trust the longevity of the cheaper discs and dyes).

    Glad that some people don't appear to be having problems - in a lot of ways I miss my XS32 and its unique features. However, thought it fair to share another person's bad experience of the drive and media issue.
     
  22. alicat

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    Has anyone here tried pressing the "star" button on the remote, just before the XS32 starts to read the disc, immediately after closing of the disc drawer?
     
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    RAM and ROM are always useful, but WOM (Write Only Memory) is less so.

    Like Barzo, I took my Tosh XS32 back. I now have a Panny 85. Relatively clunky, but better recording quality, and life has suddenly got much easier.
     
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    If anyone's still interested in media recommendations - i've been using Datawrite's new 8x Titanium -R's with 100% success rate.
    Hardy little buggers, too - a few took a dive out the bedroom window the other day (don't ask) and didn't sustain any damage at all....

    about £7 for 25 from SVP if anyone wants to give them a go....
     
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    I shall moan all I wish.

    what are u gonna do about it.

    NOTHING

    And how the hell do u know what media I have tried.

    next time I think u should THINK before posting
     
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    I think he has a hardon for his Tosh and wont stand for any comments against it.

    how sad
     
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    No I havent... should I? What does this do?

    Mark
     
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    Checked mine last night

    ZL10 and 1414

    If its the DVD-Driver firmware thats the problem I've got the same as you, so why the inconsistance with discs on mine???

    The Software version ZL10 is the one with the bad translations.

    "Cuation this disc has been finelised" etc


    I'm wondering how Toshiba UK can say there is no upgrade for the UK model when there is a fireware DVD drive update for the German model???
     
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    I don’t know… I’ve only used Verbatim discs: 2x –RW, and 4x –R (pastel coloured TY02 dye). And they work fine. Maybe I’d have problems if I tried others?

    Datawrite Greys have also been reported to work well. I saw an earlier post where you said you “found Datawrite grey OK but then they started to give problems. One batch would only write at 2X.” The XS32 only writes at 2X.

    As for German vs. UK firmware, the different countries probably make different decisions and don’t necessarily talk to each other. I wonder, with the German firmware do you get German prompts on the screen?


    Mark
     
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    No problems here at all.

    Z11 1414

    I use only Verbatim 8X -Rs and Memorex 2X -RWs. Not a single coaster or error to date.

    Like redsox_mark said, I might have problems if I used other media, but I bought this media to start and decided to stick with it when it worked.
     

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