View Full Version : Pioneer DVR-109 Writing Quality

13-07-2005, 05:12 PM
I just read the DVD writer roundup at Anandtech.com and it seems that the Pioneer DVR-109 produces a massive amount of errors when writing to Verbatim 16X DVD+R media. I am concerned because I use this media quite a lot for archival purposes. Should I be worried at all?

Personally I haven't seemed to have encountered any problems with this media but am worried about the long term effects of using the verbatim discs.

Speedy Gonzales
13-07-2005, 05:20 PM
That may have been the case, when it first came out, with the original firmware. Which was 1.09 or something? Its now upto 1.55.

Usually a firmware update fixes probs like this.

13-07-2005, 05:44 PM
Some writers don't do well with cheap media, I know that. Never came across any problems with the Pioneer. If you do get errors, you can use a different brand, can't you, there are several good ones around.

13-07-2005, 05:47 PM
The test was quite recent, they used the 1.55 firmware with the pioneer drive. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced problems with this drive and Verbatim 16X DVD+Rs (MCC004).

Speedy Gonzales
13-07-2005, 05:54 PM

Dont have a 109. Only a 106 on the other PC, and an Asus DL DVD burner on this.

I usually use Laser DVD blanks. Cheap. BUT I've never had a prob with them.

But they're not 16x either. Only 4x -R.