Fuji DVD-Rs will not burn at 16x? Upgraded firmware new LG

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by lbbss, Jan 2, 2006.

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    lbbss Guest

    I just bought a new LG 4163B and also got some FujiFilm 16x dvd-r
    media. At first it would only burn at 4x. Then I upgraded the
    firmware from 103 to 105. Now they burn at 8x, but still can't get it
    to burn at 16X. why would that be? Is there anything I can do about
    it or try? Thanks.
    lbbss, Jan 2, 2006
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  2. There are several DVDR specific newsgroups where this
    is likely an FAQ. My experience (and random info from
    the internet) indicates that you can get the max write speed
    only with a brand(s) of discs that the drive was "tuned" for.
    Richard Crowley, Jan 2, 2006
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    Steve Guidry Guest

    Steve Guidry, Jan 3, 2006
  4. This is a problem that occurs with certain manufacturer's discs and certain
    manufacturer's drives. I encountered this same problem with the Pioneer
    DVR-A08/108 models when using Ritek 16X discs. There's nothing wrong with
    the drive, and nothing wrong with the discs - the simple fact of the matter
    is the two will not work together at 16X. Other brands like Maxell, Pioneer,
    TDK work fine at that speed, but not the Ritek discs.

    I was disappointed because I use Ritek exclusively - particularly the full
    faced hub printable ones. Return those Fuji discs for another brand and you
    will most likely be fine.
    Larry Johnson, Jan 3, 2006
  5. Interesting situation. I just bought a cakebox of Fuji +R blanks that I
    can't use in my standalone recorder (1x). The machine can't get through
    the initialization stage with them.
    Kimba W. Lion, Jan 3, 2006
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    Rick Merrill Guest

    If you want reliability you must use the disks and recorders from the
    same manufacturer. They do not publish the data on the dye and laser,
    but the absorbtion spectrum of the dye must line up with the power
    curve of the laser - otherwise you're rolling the dice.
    Rick Merrill, Jan 4, 2006
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    lbbss Guest

    I have never heard of LG dvd media.
    lbbss, Jan 5, 2006
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    Humbug Guest

    "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Rick Merrill
    Heh. This reminds me of two situations.

    A Sony FlexiCart started dropping BetaCam cassettes instead of loading
    them in the machines. Sony blamed it on the fact that we were using
    Fuji tapes.

    Kodak BetaCam tapes often failed when being used in Ampex or BTS
    Sony had released the specifications of BetaCam so that Ampex and BTS
    could build machines (under licence) and other tape manufacturers
    could make "compatible" tapes (not under licence).
    They reduced the tolerances on the released specifications, and the
    machine manufacturers erred in the opposite direction to the tape
    manufacturers ...

    Humbug, Jan 5, 2006
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