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Just got my Optorite DD0203 from accupc.com

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Postby fogfire on Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:50 pm

That's nice list of drives:

What about media? Did the tests that created this list occure with Media listed on the Optorite site as DVD-R they reccomend? Or Just any media.

I have not tried DVD-R as in general I consider it an inferior standard to +RW, but I have not had any problems with media listed on thier site.

I have had probems with brand X media.

It is clear they were more focused at release on DVD+ media. So I think thier list becomes more important.

Do we know if people have issues with DVD-R from other Non-pioneer drives not reading on the Pioneer?

These are all the questions that need to be ansered to come to any quality conclusion.
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Postby pablo0025 on Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:11 pm

the media that was used and i came to that conclusion
was

ritek 2x g03
and princo 1x

pc dvd drives are not able to read optorite burned -R disks. only a few can
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Postby fogfire on Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:50 pm

While I agree that Optorite needs to do some work on thier support for DVD- media.

Neither of the media you list is on the thier reccomend list for the drive So we could still be dealing with the ongoing issue of Drive to Media compaitbility which is often fixed in Firmware. If you found that this problem continues with Optorite listed media, then your assumption it is more than a Firmware issue might be valid.

I did see an Optorite tech post on another thread that they would love any media feedback. So I hope you will email your findings so they can take a shot at fixing it.
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Postby Telstar on Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:29 pm

fogfire wrote:...Neither of the media you list is on the thier reccomend list for the drive So we could still be dealing with the ongoing issue of Drive to Media compaitbility which is often fixed in Firmware. If you found that this problem continues with Optorite listed media, then your assumption it is more than a Firmware issue might be valid...


Optorite's website currently lists 3 recommended -R media: Fujifilm 2X, Maxell 2X, and Apple 4X. In the US, Fujifilm 2X -R discs are made by either RitekG03 or Taiyo Yuden, and both Maxell and Apple discs are made by Maxell (ID:MXL). If you read the previous page, you would notice that firehawk12 mentioned that he burned Maxell, Ritek, and TY discs and none could be read on other drives. Like I said previously, so far only EPO and Toshiba DVD-ROM drives seem to be able to read the -R discs burned by the DD0203, regardless of the manufacturers of the media. Whether this issue could be solved by Optorite/Sanyo is up to them to find out.

I can certainly understand why so many people are angry at Optorite even though the firmwares are actually developed by Sanyo, not by Optorite. The retail markets are tough and competitive, and if Optorite isn't well prepared, it may lose big after the 2.17 debacle. Earlier I was thinking of replacing my Lite-On DVD-ROM drive, but now I am seriously thinking of replacing my DD0203 with either a Pioneer or NEC burner.

BTW, someone at the Afterdawn forum posted that he couldn't flash his drive from 2.17 back to 2.16, but was able to flash back to 2.15. So if you are stuck with 2.17 and want out, try 2.15 or other earlier versions. Just remember, YMMV.
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Cannot write DVD-R properly.

Postby DD0203user on Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:32 pm

FINALLY!!! This is what I kept saying way back when! DVD-R is not all there yet. (Listen Optorite!!!!)

I will repeat this again.

1. Make an iso of an original DVD with DVDdecryptor.
2. Burn the iso to DVD-R.
3. Take the newly made DVD-R and read that to an iso file with DVDdecryptor.

You will get a read error at the end of the disc.
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Postby RayH on Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:28 pm

Haven't bought one yet but was wondering if HD burn was an option while burning svcd's or vcd's in Nero? If so, do the regular software dvd players like WinDVD recognize the HD burned discs?

The reason being if the answer is yes to these questions then there's an outside chance that if you drop this drive into a standalone player like an Apex that it might play HD burnt svcd's or vcd's.
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Postby Simplicite on Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:58 pm

9:38:34 PM #20 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 335
Power calibration error

9:38:34 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:38:34 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:38:34 PM #23 CDR -201 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Invalid write state
OPTORITE DVD RW DD0203\H0 T1

9:38:34 PM #24 TRANSFER -18 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 193
Could not perform EndTrack

9:38:34 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 13975
<OPTORITEDVD RW DD0203 > start Close Session

9:38:34 PM #26 SCSI -1176 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1203
SCSI Exec, HA 0, TA 1, LUN 0
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x72
Sense Qual: 0x04
CDB Data: 0x5B 0x01 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x72 0x04

9:38:34 PM #27 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 232
Session fixation error

9:38:34 PM #28 TRANSFER -19 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 232
Could not perform Fixation

9:38:34 PM #29 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 241
falling back to disc fixation

9:38:34 PM #30 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:38:34 PM #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1843
Burn process failed at 24x (3,600 KB/s)


Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), size=86912 bytes, created 8/28/2002 9:27:50 PM (Adapter driver for rec)



Anyone know what this could mean, is my burner broken? I have tried with all different types of discs using Alcohol 120 and Nero to try and burn the files but it doesn't seem to matter. I tried using different types of disc from Verbatim, Fuji, Maxell, Sony, etc. I've tried using Riteks, CMC, Taiyo Yuden, etc. Previously the burner was able to burn most CD's. I've also tried reinstalling the burning software but that didn't help either. I'm not sure if it could be the firmware that causes all these problems. I'm using the latest firmware 2.16. Any idea's? Thank you all
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Postby Gainer on Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:15 am

For anybody who did a bad flash:

If you remember, I was one of the first who updated to 2.17. While it was working, I decided I would rather have an appropriate for my drive firmware and tried to reflash 2.16. It failed mid-flash and restarted my PC. The drive wouldn't do anything afterwards. I then was able to reflash using the DOS program. If you haven't already, make a DOS startup disk (does not need to have CD-ROM support!) and make another disk with the dos utility and the bios. It worked like a charm for me.
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DOES ANYONE HAVE A PIONNER 120 ?

Postby pablo0025 on Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:51 pm

DOES ANYONE HAVE A PIONNER 120 ?


if someone does, please check it the pionner 120 can read a -R dvd burned with an optorite.

because if it does, i would like to buy it.
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Postby albertr on Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:52 am

Gainer,

That's very interesting information. When you say your drive wouldn't do anything, do you mean it was not recognized by PC BIOS? Did eject button work? My drive is completely dead, not even recognized by BIOS. DOS flash program is the first thing I've tried back then, unfortunately it doesn't see the drive either....
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Postby fogfire on Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:49 am

The Pioneer 120 has been listed as a working drive for DVD-r in this thread.

Though as much as I a happy with mine, people who favor and want to focus on DVD dash media are having much more problems then those using DVD plus.
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IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE.

Postby pablo0025 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:02 pm

IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE.

TODAY I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM Accesstek TECH SUPPORT
AND THEY EMAILED ME THE 2.18 BETA FIRMWARE

IF ANYONE WANTS TO TRY IT, YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON MS MESSENGER , PABLINCHO25@HOTMAIL.COM

MAYBE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PROBLEMS AND INSTALLED THE 2.17 MIGHT WANT IT.

ILL COPY PASTE THE EMAIL HERE:


Dear Sir ,
The problem you feedback is the Disc Ritek G03 DVD-R disc
after burn by DD0203 no DVD drive can read it even DD0203 itself , am i
right ?
here is beta version of the V2.18 version , may you can try it first !

any unclear welcome to feedabck us!

best regars,
Accesstek CSD 09/08


On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 11:53:53 -0700, Pablo wrote
> Optorite DD0203 burned media cant be read by some dvd drives. This
> burner is starting to dissapoint me, you can burn but you cant read
> the dvd-r later.
>
> dvd drives that dont even recognize the dvds that you burn with
> optorite 0203 are:
>
> 1. pioneer 106
> 2. pioneer 105s (this one can read dvd-r burned with an pioneer A06)
> 3. pioneer 116
> 4. pioneer 119
> 5. liteon 163d
> 6. dvd drives made by soundblaster encore.
>
> This list is growing... i just found those models but there are even
> more out there.
>
> a) I have the latest firmware 2.16
> b) im using ritek g03 disks.
> c) (this is not a software issue, i have tried latest versions of
> nero burning rom and recordnowmax ) d) This must be a firmware
> issue...or maybe a bad dessigned drive.






PABLINCHO25@HOTMAIL.COM
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Postby jabroney12 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:03 pm

I need some immediate help, I just recieved my optorite 2203, I tried burning several media with the recommended media by the posters here using Verbatim Datalife DVD-R from officedepot (P1tom how did you get them to work??) and LD01. Both of these were burned using DVDSHRINK 3.0 and then I burned them with NERO 6.0.15 by dragging all those files into video.

Both of these discs work fine in my PS2 and Nak standalone player BUT the main problem is that they dont seem to run on either my pc DVD rom player or Optorite player. Thats mymain concern since i run all my movies on my computer since I have a pretty nice setup. I heard from some users that used these media before and havent experienced any problems. I am using firmware 2.16 and playing with POWERDVD 4.0, some movies would get me to the menu screen and wouldnt jump when you make the selections. I need some tips on HOW to GET IT TO READ ON MY PC. please help me out, thanks.
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Postby pablo0025 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:25 pm

jabroney12 wrote:I need some immediate help, I just recieved my optorite 2203, I tried burning several media with the recommended media by the posters here using Verbatim Datalife DVD-R from officedepot (P1tom how did you get them to work??) and LD01. Both of these were burned using DVDSHRINK 3.0 and then I burned them with NERO 6.0.15 by dragging all those files into video.

Both of these discs work fine in my PS2 and Nak standalone player BUT the main problem is that they dont seem to run on either my pc DVD rom player or Optorite player. Thats mymain concern since i run all my movies on my computer since I have a pretty nice setup. I heard from some users that used these media before and havent experienced any problems. I am using firmware 2.16 and playing with POWERDVD 4.0, some movies would get me to the menu screen and wouldnt jump when you make the selections. I need some tips on HOW to GET IT TO READ ON MY PC. please help me out, thanks.



jabroney12..havent you read the forum? many people have the same problem that you do, and there is no fix yet.
OPTORITE BURNED -R IS THE PROBLEM
ONLY FEW PC DVDrom drives are able to play -R media burned by optorite. (mostly are new pcdvd roms, like pioneer120, but.. pioneer 119 cant read the dvd -R )

xbox, playstation2, home dvd cinema players are able to read the -R dvds that optorite burns. THE PROBLEM IS WITH PC DVDROM PLAYERS, those dont even detect the dvd inserted.
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Postby jabroney12 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:33 pm

Yah but I also read from some users that they successfully got a few DVD-rs to work on the pc dvd rom players using Verbatims and LD01 which I think was suggested on another forum. Can the people here post which DVD-R did they succesffuly burn a movie with that played on PC DVD-roms?
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Postby pablo0025 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:55 pm

jabroney12 wrote:Yah but I also read from some users that they successfully got a few DVD-rs to work on the pc dvd rom players using Verbatims and LD01 which I think was suggested on another forum. Can the people here post which DVD-R did they succesffuly burn a movie with that played on PC DVD-roms?


they were able to read the dvd-r because some brands and models of pc dvdrom drives are able to read the -R burned media.

it is not a matter of dvd-r brand
it is a matter or PC DVD_ROM PLAYER BRAND AND MODEL.
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Postby pablo0025 on Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:38 pm

IM SORRY TO SAY THIS GUYS

BUT THE 2.18BETA FIRMWARE DOES NOT FIX THE BIG PROBLEM OF OPTORITE BURNED -R MEDIA AND PC DVDROM DRIVES FROM DIFFERENTE BRANDS NOT BEING ABLE TO READ THAT -R MEDIA BURNED BY OPTORITE.

IM VERY SAD , THIS DOESNT WORK SINCE THE FIRST FIRMWARE 2.03, AND WE ARE IN 2.18 NOW AND THAT BIG PROBLEM DOESNT APPEAR TO GET A SOLUTION.
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Postby raygay27 on Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:21 am

can ppl of this optorite be more constructive rather than making sweeping statements. now we r facing an issue. we r solving it together. so thats why we need to collate our info and share our info.

so far i hav seen ppl listing DVDROMS which cant read dvd-r produced. we need more inputs. By judging Pioneer and Liteon DVDROMs not able to read those dvd-r thus condemn Optorite is not just.

we need more info on diff type of dvdroms besides pioneer n liteon
can someone share?
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My experience with the optorite dd0203

Postby ensh on Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:47 am

I bought this drive one month ago. I immediately flashed to 2.16 (was 2.09). At first, I couldn't burn any DVD without getting read errors on DVD-roms readers. Even the Taiyo Yuden supplied with the burner gave errors. I couldn't burn any Princo 4x at that speed : I made 3 coasters. I managed to burn these Princo at 2x but get again the same read errors...
So, I wondered if my drive was bad from the start. On the same cable I had a LG 48x24x48x CRDW-DVD-combo on the master. I switched the two drives to put the Optorite in master position, reflashed to 2.16 ... and bingo !! no more errors, no more coasters, I can now write even the Princo DVD-R at 4x without any errors (20 burned at that speed). I got some memorex DVD+R (made by Ricoh) and they burn very well at 4X. No read errors, all is perfect now.
Conclusion : try to put the optorite in master position on the cable, without any other drive if you have problems. Maybe it does matter.
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Postby ensh on Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:50 am

I forgot to say that I also upgraded my version of Nero (express 5.5). So maybe it was my version (5.5.10.32 instead of 5.5.10.45 I believe) that was the culprit ?
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Postby jabroney12 on Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:13 pm

After a night of frustration and constant dling of different players I finally found something that actually played both of my verbatims dvd-r and LD01 DVD-r on my Optorite drive. I took my drive downstairs and dl the Powerpack DVD decoder for Windows Media player to allow it to play dvds and guess what it played my movies flawlessly, howeveer, the LD01 media did not play as smooth on my dvd-rom. So i went ahead and dl PowerDVD 5.0 and tried playing both of my dvds on the optorite drive and both played without an hitch. So for some of you that are having problems the player for your DVD makes a DIFFERENCE as well be sure to get the DVD decoder pack and POWERDVD 5.0. Here's the links

Powerdvd 3.0 SE and MP3 decoder pack for XP
http://rebirth.cdrsoft.cc/script/downlo ... werDVD.zip

Power DVD 5.0
http://rebirth.cdrsoft.cc/script/downlo ... erDVD5.zip
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Clarification on DD0203 2.17 firmware

Postby OptoRite on Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:14 pm

Firmware 2.17 was meant to be for a different model of DVD-RW drive, and it was uploaded to the website by mistake. By updating to 2.17, it shouldn't have much effect to your DD0203 drive, except the LED signal might not correspond correctly. You should still be able to operate DD0203, but we strongly recommend flashing it back to 2.16. If there is no longer power going to the drive, or the drive is no longer recognized by BIOS or Windows, it is likely caused by error during the update process from the update program, but not the firmware file itself.
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how to recover from 2.17

Postby OptoRite on Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:18 pm

If you can't boot into Windows with the new 2.17 firmware, please try to flash it back to 2.16 with the DOS version update program.
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Optorite Finally Speaks

Postby P1Tom on Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:23 pm

Wow, I finally got an Email from Optorite and I see they also posted the same information I got in my Email on this forum.

The problem is we figured this all out by ourselves. What took so long for Optorite to come clean on messing up people's drives by posting incorrect firmware to download. How do we know we can trust future firmware updates? How do we know when we have issues we are not going to ignored for a month before we get some answers? Optorite really needs to start telling us what the firmware is fixing when they update it so we have an idea on what is going on with our drives when we have issues. How about even something on the web site explaining this and why 2.17 was pulled so we didn't have to figure it out ourselves.

The communication with the people who buy your product needs to be improved upon or you will lose a lot of customers!

My opinion,
Tom
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Re: Clarification on DD0203 2.17 firmware

Postby pablo0025 on Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:31 pm

OptoRite wrote:Firmware 2.17 was meant to be for a different model of DVD-RW drive, and it was uploaded to the website by mistake. By updating to 2.17, it shouldn't have much effect to your DD0203 drive, except the LED signal might not correspond correctly. You should still be able to operate DD0203, but we strongly recommend flashing it back to 2.16. If there is no longer power going to the drive, or the drive is no longer recognized by BIOS or Windows, it is likely caused by error during the update process from the update program, but not the firmware file itself.


Optorite, the biggest problem with the 0203 drive, is that the -R (i said -R and not +R) media that it burns CANNOT be recognized by MOST of the PC DVDROMS that are out in the market.

This is not a problem with the dvd-R brand (ritek, verbatim,imation). This is a problem of how OPTORITE burns the media, that later it cant be read by a pc dvdrom drive.

It is impossible to burn a DVD-R and give it to a friend, because he will NOT be able to read it with his PC DVDROM drive.
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