I have the SONY DVD RW DRU-710A, mi hardware is working fine, and I'm using Windows XP, and Nero 6 version 188.8.131.52. I've been burning DVD-R Verbatim 8x with no problems at all. Today (I live in Argentine) I tried to buy Verbatim DVDs for recording, and the seller told me there where receiving only Verbatim DVD-R 16x. I buy those, and the recorder doesn't recognize the blanks DVDs to burn them. Tried another DVD-R 16x "Imation" and the same thing come through... I've read that this DVD burner only burns DVD+R 16x. Is there any way to fix it (recording DVD-R 16x) by actalizing the firmware of the recorder? What can I do when the DVDs 8x doesn´t exist any more?
Try this download page to update your firmware from 25/10/05, so if you bought your writer before this date maybe this will work, otherwise buy 8x discs. http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm#710 The faster the discs are burned the more chance of errors there are, you should write at slower speeds for better quality.
• We strongly recommend for good recording quality:
SONY DVD+RW 4x, MAXELL DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, SONY DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, TDK DVD+R 4x/8x/16x,
MAXELL DVD-RW 4x, MAXELL DVD-R 8x/16x
• Discs that have been tested and are proven to be compatible with this recorder:
VERBATIM DVD+RW 4x VERBATIM DVD+R 8x
VERBATIM DVD-RW x VERBATIM DVD-R 8x JVC DVD-RW 4x MAXELL DVD-R 16x
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