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    Post Media: DVD-R for backups, not DVD+R.

    FYI ...
    Due to uncertain / unconfirmed factors, the Wii will read DVD-R media better than DVD+R. Please use DVD–R media when recording discs intended for the console.


    My personal theory …
    The Wii’s DVD-Rom has drive chips on it labeled “Panasonic”. Also, the only brand of PC drive to read a Wii disc is made by LG. I believe that the Wii DVD drive is manufactured by Nintendo using a combination of LG and Panasonic parts.

    In 1995, Panasonic, LG, and other major electronics corporations founded The DVD Forum. The DVD Forum is an international organization composed of hardware, software, media and content companies that use and develop the DVD and HD DVD formats. Most importantly, the DVD Forum created the DVD-R and its standards.

    In 1997, Sony and other corporations founded the DVD+RW Alliance. In 2003, Microsoft officially backed the DVD+R format.

    When a retail game is created, it’s factory pressed, therefore neither –R or +R in nature. It would only make sense that the hardware behind the Wii, LG / Panasonic with 14 years of DVD-R experience, would recognize the –R standard better due to its association / history / founding of the format.


    Either way …
    After spending much time on WiiHacks.com, I’ve come to witness many issues being resolved by DVD-R media. The other staff can vouch for this statement also. To minimize errors, please use the –R media when recording discs intended for the Wii.
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    you should probably state the best brands of dvd-r that most people have success with to try 1st before trying other brands

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    Verbatim discs tend to be the best. The combination of the Azo dye compound + top layer materials reduces oxidation and increases reflectivity.

    A poor disc will start to "bald" after a couple of years. Air can eat through the dye / plastic and seperate the reflective surface from the disc.

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    heres the deal, anything will work more or less, doessnt mean everything is the same =\, just give E3, some respect and not waste time talking here, a lot of topics are solved by just using -R

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    The same thing applies to the DVD-R DL ?

    I read somewhere people are getting better results with the DVD+R DL.. is that true or you advise is for DL -R too?

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    Hey all, I have been using Maxell DVD+R SL disks for my backups and have tried 1 Verbatim DVD-R SL for 1 backup.

    My findings so far.

    1. out of 20 burns with the dvd+r's i have had not 1 coaster, I was doing my burns @ 4x as recommended then thought "what the hell lets try some @ 16x" with out making a single coaster.

    2. 1 burn with a verbatim dvd-r @ 4x instant coaster.

    same image file same burner same software same launcher same wii.

    I am using an LG 16x burner with image burn and i am finding that it seems happier with the maxell + R better than the verbatim - R's I have.

    Dont know why it just does. hope this can shed some light for some of you with the disk cannot be read error's on your wii's

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruhja View Post
    Hey all, I have been using Maxell DVD+R SL disks for my backups and have tried 1 Verbatim DVD-R SL for 1 backup.

    My findings so far.

    1. out of 20 burns with the dvd+r's i have had not 1 coaster, I was doing my burns @ 4x as recommended then thought "what the hell lets try some @ 16x" with out making a single coaster.

    2. 1 burn with a verbatim dvd-r @ 4x instant coaster.

    same image file same burner same software same launcher same wii.

    I am using an LG 16x burner with image burn and i am finding that it seems happier with the maxell + R better than the verbatim - R's I have.

    Dont know why it just does. hope this can shed some light for some of you with the disk cannot be read error's on your wii's
    burning it at 2x could seriously fix it XD, and there have been many reports of wiis just NOT LIKING a brand xD simple as that

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    I have successfully burned 22 ISOs without a coaster using:

    • Samsung SH-S223F/BEBS 22X Speed Plus Black SATA DVD Writer
    • Verbatim -R 16x DVDs
    • Imgburn at 2.4x speed burn




    A friend of mine is using TDK -R as well, but I can't confirm success ratio, although I am sure that he would tell me if he was making coasters.....
    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by T1nmaN View Post
    I have successfully burned 22 ISOs without a coaster using:

    • Samsung SH-S223F/BEBS 22X Speed Plus Black SATA DVD Writer
    • Verbatim -R 16x DVDs
    • Imgburn at 2.4x speed burn




    A friend of mine is using TDK -R as well, but I can't confirm success ratio, although I am sure that he would tell me if he was making coasters.....
    HTH

    I am using a Samsung S222A, and Verbatims DVD-R...NOT ONE COASTER, i havent tried any other media, but i dont plan on it. Ive burned around 20 discs and they all work perfectly.

    BTW, i bought the Samsung drive on newegg for 20 bucks. Cant go wrong with that price.

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    I tried dvd+r with backup launcher and didn't read them. dvd-r works great. Also noticed that tdk burned with nero at 6X gives great quality rating. I am checking every disk with dvdinfo pro and getting results ranged between 90 - 98%.

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