Pioneer DVR-111 DVD Burner Review

 




 


DVD-R media compatibility and write quality:






In these tests we will be
using a Lite-On SHM-165P6S with firmware MS0M along with K-Probe to measure the
disc quality. We will also be using the NEC ND-4570A with firmware 1.02 along
with CD-Speed for our read-back tests.
 




































Brand:


Taiyo Yuden
unbranded ‘“ Thanks to SVP (UK) for sending us this media.


Manufacturer:


Taiyo
Yuden


Code:


TYG03


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


16x
(CAV)


Write
Time:


6m:00s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


10.08


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.02


PI errors are a high
throughout the disc but well within specification, PIF errors are low, although
there are a few spikes at the start of the disc. The read-back curve is perfect;
we have a good result.









































Brand:


Verbatim ‘“ Thanks
to Verbatim for providing this media.


Manufacturer:


Mitsubishi Chemical
Corporation


Code:


MCC
03RG20


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


16x
(CAV)


Write
Time:


6m:04s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


1.58


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.01


Low PI and PIF errors on
this disc make this an excellent result. Recommended!









































Brand:


Taiyo Yuden
unbranded ‘“ Thanks to SVP (UK) for sending us this media.


Manufacturer:


Taiyo
Yuden


Code:


TYG02


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


8x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:26s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


3.09


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.00


PIF errors are
astonishingly low on this disc, an excellent result. Recommended!









































Brand:


HP ‘“ Thanks to
Medea International UK for sending us this media


Manufacturer:


CMC
Magnetics


Code:


CMC
MAGAE1


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


8x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:13s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


11.04


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.07


A very good result
considering this disc was burned at 12x









































Brand:


Traxdata ‘“ Thanks
to Conrexx for sending us this media


Manufacturer:


RITEK


Code:


RITEK
F1


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:23s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


6.92


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.08


A good result from this
difficult to handle media, although the disc was only burned at 12x.








































Brand:


BenQ ‘“ Thanks to
Daxon (Taiwan) for sending us this media


Manufacturer:


Daxon
Inc.


Code:


DAXON
016S


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:16s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


6.29


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.06


The write quality is very
good, but the disc was only burned at 12x.








































Brand:


Sony


Manufacturer:


Sony
Corporation


Code:


SONY
08D1


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


8x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:22s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


9.51


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.05


Once again we have a very
good result, and the disc was burned at 12x.









































Brand:


Ricoh ‘“ Thanks to
Ricoh Europe for sending us this media.


Manufacturer:


CMC
Magnetics


Code:


CMC MAG
AM3


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


12x
(Z-CLV)


Write
Time:


7m:17s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


3.17


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.07


The write quality is
good, but the disc was only burned at 12x







































Brand:


TDK


Manufacturer:


TDK


Code:


TTH02


Disc
Type:


DVD-R


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


16x


Write
Speed:


16x
(CAV)


Write
Time:


6m:18s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


37.70


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.06


PI errors are rising
towards the end of the disc, but are well within specification. PIF errors
values are low, but fairly constant throughout the disc. The result is
good.


DVD-ReWritable media:






We used the same testing
procedures as we did for DVD-R media.
Our obtained results can be seen
below. 





































Brand:


Verbatim ‘“ Thanks
to Verbatim for sending us this media.


Manufacturer:


Mitsubishi Chemical
Corporation


Code:


MKM01RW6X01


Disc
Type:


DVD-RW


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


6x


Write
Speed:


6x
(CLV)


Write
Time:


9m:56s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


1.90


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.02


PI and PIF errors are low
and we have a perfect read-back curve; the result is excellent.







































Brand:


Infiniti ‘“ Thanks
to Medea International for sending us this media.


Manufacturer:


CMC
Magnetics


Code:


CMCW02


Disc
Type:


DVD-RW


Capacity:


4483MB


Certified
Speed:


2x


Write
Speed:


2x
(CLV)


Write
Time:


30m:01s


PI-8 errors
Average/Sec:


0.66


PI-1 failures (PIF)
Avg/Sec:


0.04


Once again we have
another very good result from the Infiniti media manufactured by CMC
Magnetics.






To sum it
up
: Very good to
excellent writing quality with DVD-R/RW media.


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