DVD players & CD-Rs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Scott Pagac, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Scott Pagac

    Scott Pagac Stunt Coordinator

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    Just curious...

    What exactly prevents older DVD players from seeing/playing CD-R media? How different is a burned disc when compared to a commercial disc?

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  2. Patrick Sun

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    Mainly it's due to the color of the dye (usually blue or green) on the CD-Rs which makes older DVD players without the correct laser/wavelength to read the pits on the CD-R.

    Newer DVD players get by this problem by including a separate laser to be used to read non-silver/non-gold discs, in addition to the normal laser that reads DVDs.
     
  3. Harry Lincoln

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    I have an early Pioneer player, DV515 I think, it plays CDRs, my new Sony doesn't. As far as I know all Pioneer players will play CDRs.

    Harry.
     

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