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Compatibility wth DVD and burning speed 4x instead of 8x

I have a DVD recorder Pioneer DVR-520H.

DVD's 16x are written at 4x, and also some 8x are written at 4x.

do you know if there are dvd brands that are written at 8x?

do you know if there is the possibility to update the firmware? in the Pioneer Internet site there is not a firmaware available for this machine.

thanks in advance for helping me

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  • francesco_mu Jan 28, 2009

    My machine writes at 8x (7 minutes for a 2 hours film) with appropriate DVDs, e.g. Verbatim 8x; this is for sure, I did it. The problem is that Verbatim 8x are not produced any more.



    Other MCC-02RG20 Mediacode disks I tryed were not so good (Mediarange) as 50% disks failed.



    thanks

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The write speed of your machine is 4x. It will only write at 4x no matter how fast your DVD blank is. When your write at a slower speed, you get a better quality DVD picture.

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