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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:02 pm

RJW wrote:I'm not sure of that one. Infact there is info pointing to the opposite.
However the answer about codes seems to be more complicated I have a very good theory what's really going on. However at this point it's still partially unconfirmed.


Well, I can only pass on what Prodisc USA passed on to the distributor I received information from :wink:

RJW wrote:Hmm I have some doubts since it would mean Prodisc lost/looses a very big customer.


Well, I'm only speaking about the media sold by Prodisc for retail/wholesale on the market. What they OEM for people is completely different. However, I would be very surprised if this information prooved to be incorrect, since the source is quite good in this case (other wise I wouldn't have posted it like this).

RJW wrote:
Some people find the MCC 02RG20 code works really well, some people think it's the worst of the 4. Personally, I just don't like Prodisc, and have found the variations in their quality to be too big to warrant serious use.

Maybe people are expecting to much ?


When it comes to Prodisc... this is usually the case! :o
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:15 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Actually, "Dolph" will have to call in a few favours to get any info on the technical specs.

But I can tell you this:

Prodisc has 4 8x DVD-R codes currently. PRODISCS04, PRODISCF01, MCC 02RG20, and FUJIFILM03. Of the 4, I think PRODISCS04 works the best. :o


Is that Prodisc, too? It´s a Verbatim DVD-R 4x

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MCC 01RG20 ]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC 01RG20 ]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - 2x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
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[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
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Postby MadBurner on Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:37 pm

A bit off the subject but I've noticed that the 716A drive is able to read "unfinalized" discs compared with other writers.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:52 pm

Scour wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Actually, "Dolph" will have to call in a few favours to get any info on the technical specs.

But I can tell you this:

Prodisc has 4 8x DVD-R codes currently. PRODISCS04, PRODISCF01, MCC 02RG20, and FUJIFILM03. Of the 4, I think PRODISCS04 works the best. :o


Is that Prodisc, too? It´s a Verbatim DVD-R 4x

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MCC 01RG20 ]
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Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC 01RG20 ]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - 2x - 4x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3 MB = 4.38 GB]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
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I can't tell from MID code... CMC, MCC, MBIL, and Prodisc all use the same MID code for Verbatim media :P
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Problem with Plextor firmware 1.04

Postby kowloonboi on Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:26 am

Anyone has problem with the latest firmware 1.04?

I got a big problem. After I upgraded my Plextor 716 to 1.04, it simply didn't recognise any disc. Or I should say when I used Nero to burn, it failed. When I used DVD decrytor, it didn't recognise the disc and I couldn't started..... Very annoying..... :evil:
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Postby Ankerson on Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:21 am

Did you reboot the computer after you updated the firmware?

If so then flash it again then reboot.
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