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Old 02-28-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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Pioneer DVR-A07.. good?



http://www.str8buy.com/ardvdrom16xr.html


is it a or a

and if its a then what do you suggest in its place?
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Old 02-28-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Id say :cool guy: .
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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I'd say :thumbdn: for the most part. There have been issues with it on my Mac. It refuses to write the lead in or out for DVD+R's, but will work fine with -R's. I have no idea why this is. Could be that the unit is not compatible with certain types of media, which would kind of suck as well.

I took mine back to the store for a full refund. Get the A06 if you can still find it.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:37 AM   #4
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I'd say :thumbdn: for the most part. There have been issues with it on my Mac. It refuses to write the lead in or out for DVD+R's, but will work fine with -R's. I have no idea why this is. Could be that the unit is not compatible with certain types of media, which would kind of suck as well.

I took mine back to the store for a full refund. Get the A06 if you can still find it.

you mentioned it gave you problems with your Mac, just wanted to know if it was a universal problem (live you've been hearing it before) and if so if its just for the mac, you know anything about it?
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Old 02-29-2004, 02:16 AM   #5
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Mac could be a problem. But media is DEFINATELY a problem. Especially if you're burning at high speed. You need some decent stuff. But the A07 is a VERY good drive. Best out there.
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Mac could be a problem. But media is DEFINATELY a problem. Especially if you're burning at high speed. You need some decent stuff. But the A07 is a VERY good drive. Best out there.
thumbs up then huh?
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Old 02-29-2004, 04:32 AM   #7
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Personally I hope to buy another A07 in the future. I think firmware bugs may need to be worked out. The drive itself was reporting errors when the lead out track was to be written. The data wrote without a hitch, so I'm not entirely convinced that it was the media. But you should always be careful what media you buy. Maxel makes the best DVD-R's. I'm not sure who makes the best DVD+R's.
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:13 AM   #8
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Maxel makes the best DVD-R's. I'm not sure who makes the best DVD+R's.
what exactly is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R?
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:46 AM   #9
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Pioneer has problems with generic DVD+/-R, it won't recognize certain less known brands, unless you upgrade the firmware to the hacked versions. For example my Pioneer A05 refueses to write on Maxell and Ritek DVD-Rs even after I upgraded the firmware!

I heard LG made good DVD writers.
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Old 02-29-2004, 06:22 AM   #10
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DVD-R: 4.7 Gig
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DVD-R: 4.7 Gig
DVD+R:9.4 Gig
ooooh 9.4 you say???

which kind of Media (video games movies etc) use the DVD-R and which +R?
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:20 PM   #12
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Dont touch Princo. And if you do buy brans that are strange, make sure they are A grade.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:10 PM   #13
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I'd say :cool guy: because it's the pioneer so it has to be good! Can't fight logic!
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:51 PM   #14
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You sure DVD+R is 9.4G? 9.4G can only be achieved with dual layer DVDs, so far there aren't any in the market. The regular (single layer) DVD+/-R are all 4.7GB.
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You sure DVD+R is 9.4G? 9.4G can only be achieved with dual layer DVDs, so far there aren't any in the market. The regular (single layer) DVD+/-R are all 4.7GB.

:???: ... GRRR THEN WHATS THE DIFFERENCE
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