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Old 09-25-2006, 12:04 PM
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Which brands of DVD+R -R are good quality

I've been trying to burn a 2007.1 back up for the MKIV nav on my dvd burner using memorex and philips dvd-r media. The first philips I used worked the first time I tried it but then doesn't work anymore after the second startup. Memorex never worked at all. I used the slowest burn speed and I'm sure the file is OK because it's 3.83gb.

What are you guys using for "high quality" dvd's? Should I try DVD+R? This is on a 2003 btw.

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Old 09-25-2006, 01:04 PM
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I've been trying to burn a 2007.1 back up for the MKIV nav on my dvd burner using memorex and philips dvd-r media. The first philips I used worked the first time I tried it but then doesn't work anymore after the second startup. Memorex never worked at all. I used the slowest burn speed and I'm sure the file is OK because it's 3.83gb.

What are you guys using for "high quality" dvd's? Should I try DVD+R? This is on a 2003 btw.

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I use Verbatim 16x DVD-R and have never had a bad one.

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Old 09-25-2006, 02:25 PM
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Okay, it also depends on your burner and make sure you have the latest firmware for your DVD/CD Burner.

I used an older Sony DRU-500, with the latest firmware. I have made backup copies of my navigation disc using either DVD-R and DVD+R with no problems. Instead of burning at 4X, I burn it at 2X. Last time I backed up my navigation map disk, I used a TDK 4X DVD+R. I also have used Memorex DVD+R and also TDK DVD-R.

I usually use Roxio software to make the backup copies. I have used an old PC to do so (Pentium III with 1GHz).
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:36 PM
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I've been trying to burn a 2007.1 back up for the MKIV nav on my dvd burner using memorex and philips dvd-r media. The first philips I used worked the first time I tried it but then doesn't work anymore after the second startup. Memorex never worked at all. I used the slowest burn speed and I'm sure the file is OK because it's 3.83gb.

What are you guys using for "high quality" dvd's? Should I try DVD+R? This is on a 2003 btw.

Thanks!
I don't know (yet) about high quality but I can share two experiences I had:

I've burned a Memorex DVD-R at 1x speed. It seemed to work in my X3' 2006, but I haven't drive with it. I've given it to a friend of mine, with a 3-series E46 touring, and it worked for some days, but he complained that the navi is almost everytime at the "please wait" dialogue. His firmware is still v24, so it might also have some relation.

In the X3 I'm now using a TDK DVD-RW and it has been working for some weeks. I've got the please wait some times, but only for max 5 secs, and always only at boot. Only once had I to stop the car, go to the trunk, eject andreinsert the dvd.

The RW's are years old already, so I don't know if the current ones are that good.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:43 PM
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There seems to be a difference in Media mfg in Japan and media made in china. The gap in quality is closing but Japan makes a better product. Trouble is you have to look closely when choosing media because similar packaging will give you media made in both japan and china. I chose Sony AccuCORE DVD-r 10 packs but here's some additional info regarding the best media which is Taiyo-Yuden. It cannot be bought in most stores but it is the best. http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmed...vdr_media.html
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I have burned both 2006-2 and 2007-1 with my no-named DVD-R which I bought about 3 years ago for 15 cents each during Fry's sales

and I burn them with 1X with my Sony DUR 500A with latest firmware..

both discs works greate.
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