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Pioneer drive Supported Writable Media.

Supported DVD-Writable Media are seen by the list below. Please click to jump to the respective media type.
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there exists the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).Please to consult with respective manufacturers if any questions arise regarding particular media.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time to add the results of new evaluations.

Media Support for DVR-109 series

››DVD-writable media list & Higher speed writability by DVR-109 series
DVR-109 Series memorize adequate writing conditions(Write Strategy) unique for some DVD-writable media made respectively.
The maximum writing speed on DVR-109 series is depending on the media type.
The media which supported by the individual Write Strategy (the best writing condition memorized) on DVR-109 series is listed below.
For media type which is not listed below, please refer to "DVD-writable madia table supported by DVR-109 Series".

  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there exists the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).Please to consult with respective manufacturers if any questions arise regarding particular media.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time to add the results of new evaluations..
Media type The maximum writing speed Media manufacturer
DVD-R 16X-speed 16x CMC Magnetics Corporation , SONY Corporation , Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) *3 , TDK Corporation , Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell) *6, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) *6
12x *1 BeALL Developers, Inc.*6
CMC Magnetics Corporation*8
Daxon Technology Inc.*8
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED(Manufacture ID:"MBI 01RG40")*7
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED(Manufacture ID:"MBI 03RG40")*8
Optodisc Technology Corporation*9
Prodisc Technology Inc.*7
RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID:"RITEKF1")*7
RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID:"RITEKM16")*8
4x Other media than those above
8X-speed 12x CMC Magnetics Corporation *4 , Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell) , RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID:"RITEKG05") *4 , Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) , TDK Corporation (Manufacture ID:"TTH01") *2
8x Advance Media Corporation*8 ,
Daxon Technology Inc.*6
Digital Storage Technology Co,ltd. *9
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. ,
GIGASTORAGE Croporation*6
Infomedia Inc. *9
Intermedia Co,.Ltd*8 ,
Interaxia Digital Storage Materials AG *9
KING DISC TECHNOLOGY CORP.*8 ,
LEAD DATA INC.*8 ,
LG Electronics Inc.*8 ,
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) ,
Must Technology Co. Ltd.*8 ,
NanYa Technology Corpration*8 ,
New Star Digital Co., Ltd.*8 ,
Optodisc Technology Corporation*8 ,
POSTECH Corporation*8 ,
Princo Corporation.*8 ,
Prodisc Technology Inc. ,
RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID:"RITEKG06") *9
SONY Corporation ,
TDK Corporation (Manufacture ID:"TTG02")*2 ,
Umedisc Ltd. *9
VANGUARD Disc inc. *9
4x Other media than those above
DVD-R DL*7 4X-speed 6x Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)
2x Other media than those above
DVD+R 16X-speed 16x SONY Corporation, Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) *3, TDK Corporation , Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell) *6 , Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) *6
12x *1 BeALL Developers, Inc.*8
CMC Magnetics Corporation
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED , Philips Electronics
Prodisc Technology Inc.(Manufacture ID/Media Code:"PRODISC_R04")*8
Daxon Technology Inc.*7,Optodisc Technology Corporation*7 ,
Ricoh Co., Ltd.*7, Infomedia Inc.*9
RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID/Media Code:"RITEK___R04")*7
Prodisc Technology Inc.(Manufacture ID/Media Code:"PRODISC_R05") *9
RITEK Corporation(Manufacture ID/Media Code:"RITEK___P16") *9
4x Other media than those above
8X-speed 12x CMC Magnetics Corporation , Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) ,Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) , TDK Corporation ,
Philips Electronics(Manufacture ID:"Philips_") *4
8x BeALL Developers, Inc. , Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell) , MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED ,
Prodisc Technology Inc. , Ricoh Co., Ltd. , RITEK Corporation , SONY Corporation
Daxon Technology Inc.*7 , Optodisc Technology Corporation*7 ,
LEAD DATA INC.*7 , INFODISC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.*7
Infomedia Inc.*7 , Intermedia Co,.Ltd*7
Philips Electronics(Manufacture ID:"PHILIPS_")*7
MPO Disque Compact *9
NanYa Technology Corporation *9
Umedisc Ltd. *10
Wealth Fair Investment Inc. *10
4x Other media than those above
DVD+R DL 2.4X-speed 6x Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)
2.4x Other media than those above*5
DVD+RW*8 8X-speed 8x Ricoh Co., Ltd. *8
3.3X-speed 3.3x Other media than those above*8
‹ as of 13th/July, 2005 ›
*1:  Some of 16X DVD-R/DVD+R media are written with 12X maximum according to the conditions of Pioneer's writer.
*2:  Please click "Media ID Check" for the details of media ID confirmation.
Media ID is the information made from combination of alphabet and numerical letters which is unique for the media.
*3:  Starting with firmware revision 1.01
*4:  Starting with firmware revision 1.05
*5:  Starting with firmware revision 1.09
*6:  Starting with firmware revision 1.17
*7:  Starting with firmware revision 1.40
*8:  Starting with firmware revision 1.50
*9:  Starting with firmware revision 1.55
*10:  Starting with firmware revision 1.57

Regarding DVD-R DL Media
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Media Support for Others DVD/CD Writers

DVD-R Media Support

››There are 5 types of DVD-R media on the market.
  • 1X-speed DVD-R Media
  • 4X-speed DVD-R DL Media
  • 4X-speed DVD-R Media
  • 8X-speed DVD-R Media
  • 16X-speed DVD-R Media
Please refer below chart for further details of respective media.

Writing Speed of DVD-R Media
Write Speed
Media
1X-speed DVD-R
media
4X-speed DVD-R DL media 4X-speed DVD-R
media
8X-speed DVD-R
media
16X-speed DVD-R
media
1X X *2 *3
2X *1 *2 *3
4X X
6X X X X Ο Ο
8X X X X Ο Ο
12X X X X Ο
16X X X X Ο
Defined as the Book Standard.
No standard book released for the speed. Its support is unique to the writer.
Ο Standard book released for the speed. Its support is unique to the writer.
X :  Not supported
*1:  DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 2X speed writing on a 1X speed DVD-R media.
*2:  DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 1X/2X speed writing on a 8X speed DVD-R media.
*3:  DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 1X/2X speed writing on a 16X speed DVD-R media.
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16X-speed DVD-R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

››For DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
16X Speed Write Support on the 16X Speed DVD-R Media
Adopted media supported by the individual Write Strategy (the best writing condition memorized) only are to write with 6X or 8X or 12X or 16X speed specified*1.
Non adopted media are written with 4X speed maximum only *2.

*1: Some of 16X DVD-R media are written with 12X maximum according to the conditions of drives.
Please download the new firmware from the Pioneer firmware Download page .
*2: Writing with 1X and 2X are not supported by the drives.
 
››16X DVD-R Media List & Higher Speed Writability by DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
  1. Below mentioned media list is a guideline. There may be some case media have production variance which may lead to perform less. Please be kind to consult with respective media manufacturer if any question arise for the media.
  2. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Maximum Writing Speed
on
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/
DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/
DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/
DVR-108/DVR-S806
Media Manufacturer*1
16x BeALL Developers, inc.
CMC Magnetics Corporation
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)
Prodisc Technology Inc.
TDK Corporation
12x Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell)
Sony Corporation
Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's)
‹ as of 8th/December, 2004 ›
*1 Starting with firmware revision 1.18
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8X-speed DVD-R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

››For DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
6X or 8X Speed Write Support on the 8X Speed DVD-R Media
Above writers memorize adequate writing conditions(Write Strategy) unique for DVD-R media made respectively.
Only these media are written either by 6X or 8X speed respectively. The other media not covered by the write strategy will be written by 4X.*1
12X or 16X Speed Write Support on the 8X Speed DVD-R Media
To maximize users' benefit, Pioneer has extended speed support with either 12X or 16X speed on the 8X speed media for above writers. Higher writing speed support is realized by Pioneer unique Write Strategy (media unique writing conditions memorized by the writer). For the media not supported by the Write Strategy, the writer will write with 4X,6X or 8X speed.*1
*1: DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 1X/2X speed writing on the 8X speed DVD-R media.
 
››8X DVD-R Media List & Higher Speed Writability by DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there does exist the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).
    Please be kind to consult with respective manufacturers if you face with the case.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Maximum Writing Speed
on
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/
DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/
DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/
DVR-108/DVR-S806
Media Manufacturer
16x Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell)
Sony Corporation
TDK Corporation(Media ID:TTH01)
12x CMC Magnetics Corporation
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
RITEK Corporation
Taiyo-Yuden Co.,Ltd.(That's)
TDK Corporation(Media ID:TTG02)
8x Advance Media Corporation*2
Daxon Technology Inc.*1
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.(FUJIFILM)
GIGASTORAGE Croporation*1
INFOMEDIA Inc.*3
KING DISC TECHNOLOGY CORP.*3
LEADDATA INC.*2
LG Electronics Inc.*2
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED*1
NanYa Technology Corpration*2
New Star Digital Co., Ltd.(Media ID:INFODISC-R20)*3
New Star Digital Co., Ltd.(Media ID:IMC JPN R01)*4
Optodisc Technology Corporation*2
Prodisc Technology Inc.*2
TCL CORPORATION*4
‹ as of 28th/Apr, 2005 ›
*1 Starting with firmware revision 1.14
*2 Starting with firmware revision 1.18
*3 Starting with firmware revision 1.19
*4 Starting with firmware revision 1.27

Please click "Media ID Check" for the details of media ID confirmation.
*Media ID is the information made from combination of alphabet and numerical letters which is unique for the media.
 
››For DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE
Above writers support the 8X-speed DVD-R media with 1X, 2X, 4X, 6X and 8X-speed writing/recording respectively. Though please note that 6X and 8X-speed writing/recording are being done selectively by selected DVD-R media _ the drive memorized the media unique writing strategy(the best writing method memorized by the drives)-. The other 6X and 8X-speed media not supported are writable/recordable with 1X, 2X and 4X-speed only.
 
››DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE& 8X-speed DVD-R media list
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there does exist the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).
    Please be kind to consult with respective manufacturers if you face with the case.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Media Manufacturer Media Manufacturers
DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB
DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL
/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE
DVR-S706
CMC Magnetics Corporation OK*3 OK*3
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. OK OK
GIGASTORAGE Croporation OK*3 OK*3
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. OK OK
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) OK*1 OK
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED OK*3 OK*3
Optodisc Technology Corporation OK*4 OK*4
Prodisc Technology Inc. OK*2 OK*2
RITEK Corporation OK*1 OK
SONY corporation OK OK
Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) OK OK
TDK Corporation OK*3 OK*3
‹ as of 10th/November, 2004 ›
*1 Starting with firmware revision 1.12
*2 Starting with firmware revision 1.15
*3 Starting with firmware revision 1.16
*4 Starting with firmware revision 1.21
 
››The other Pioneer DVD/CD writers & 8X-spees DVD-R media
DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/
DVR-S606/DVR-SK12D

The above Pioneer DVD/CD writers write/record on the 8X-speed DVD-R media according to their original writing/recording speed stated in the specification.*

*For more detail, please refer to DVD writable/recordable Media Table & writing/recording Support by Pioneer DVD/CD Writers.
 
// Important Notice
It is revealed that following Pioneer DVD/CD writers(DVR-A03/DVR-A04 and DVR-104) are implied to cause possible hardware and/or media damage when they write/record on 8X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-RW or 2X-speed DVD-RW media in combination with following firmware version*1.
*1   DVR-A03: Ver1.80 and/or previous firmware
DVR-A04/DVR-104: Ver1.20 and/or previous firmware
If your drive is in the case, please download updated firmware from a Pioneer firmware Download page.

When you wish to comfirm the firmware version of your Pioneer DVD/CD writer ‹ click to open the link page ›
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4X-speed DVD-R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

››For DVR-A05/DVR-105/
DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606/
DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806

Above writers support the 4X-speed DVD-R media with 1X, 2X and 4X-speed writing/recording respectively.
 
››For DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-SK11B/DVR-SK12D
Above writers support the 4X-speed DVD-R media with 1X and 2X-speed writing/recording respectively.
 
// Important Notice
It is revealed that following Pioneer DVD/CD writers(DVR-A03/DVR-A04 and DVR-104) are implied to cause possible hardware and/or media damage when they write/record on 8X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-RW or 2X-speed DVD-RW media in combination with following firmware version*2.
*2  DVR-A03: Ver1.80 and/or previous firmware
DVR-A04/DVR-104: Ver1.20 and/or previous firmware
If your drive is in the case, please download updated firmware from a Pioneer firmware Download page.

When you wish to comfirm the firmware version of your Pioneer DVD/CD writer ‹ click to open the link page ›
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4X-speed DVD-R DL media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

This 4X-speed DVD-R DL media is compliant with the new book standard DVD-R for DL Ver.3.0 Rev.1.0.
The DVD/CD writers must comply with this standard to write/record with the media..
 
››For DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105/DVR-SK12D/DVR-A06/DVR-106D
DVR-S606/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806


Above writers are unable to write/re-write/record/re-record on the 4X-speed DVD-R DL media
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Pioneer unique 2X writing/recording on the 1X-speed DVD-R media

››2X-speed DVD-R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers *1
   
*1: DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 2X speed writing on a 1X speed DVD-R media.

From the time of DVR-A03 introduction, every Pioneer DVD/CD writers are equipped with 2X-speed writing on the 1X-speed DVD-R media.
This Pioneer unique function is realized implying the best writing method called as "write strategy" for the media produced by manufacturer.

Since we have done the evaluation to update, below list is the final version for the 2X-speed DVD-R writing/recording compatible media.
 
››The list of 2X-speed DVD-R writing/recording compatible media
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there does exist the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).
    Please be kind to consult with respective manufacturers if you face with the case.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.

Media Manufacturer DVR-A03 DVR-A04/DVR-104 DVR-A05/DVR-105 DVR-A06/DVR-106/
DVR-S606 or later**
CMC Magnetics Corporation - OK*2 OK (MediaID: CMC MAG.) OK (MediaID: CMC MAG.)
Hitachi Maxell, LTD OK OK OK OK
Matsushita ElectricIndustrial Co.,LTD(Panasonic) - OK OK OK
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)*** OK OK OK OK
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. OK OK OK OK
Pioneer Video Corporation*** OK OK OK OK
Prodisc Technology Inc. - - OK*4(MediaID: PRODISCG02) OK(MediaID: PRODISCG02)
RITEK Corporation - - OK (MediaID: RITEKG02) OK (MediaID: RITEKG02)
SONY Corporation - OK*3 OK OK
Taiyo-Yuden Co. , LTD(That's) - OK OK OK
TDK Corporation OK*1 OK OK OK
‹ as of 31th/January, 2004 ›
**  DVR-SK12D/DVR-A07U/DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/DVR-S706
***1X speed DVD-R media supply is ended.
*1  Starting with firmware revision 1.65
*2  Starting with firmware revision 1.33
*3  Starting with firmware revision 1.40
*4  Starting with firmware revision 1.21

››For CMC Magnetics Corporation , RITEK Corporation , Prodisc Technology Inc., other DVD-R media not listed above will be with 1X DVD-R for writing. Please be kind to refer to How to check the Media ID to confirm the DVD-R Media ID*.
*Media ID is a information to discriminate the media recorded on each media beforehand.

››Some of DVD-R media released by Prodisc Technology Inc. may not suit for DVR-A05 and succeeding model for writing. Please be kind to consult with Prodisc Technology Inc. if you have some question for this issue.
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DVD-RW Media Support

››There are 4 types of DVD-RW media on the market.
  • 1X-speed DVD-RW Media
  • 2X-speed DVD-RW Media
  • 4X-speed DVD-RW Media
  • 6X-speed DVD-RW Media
Please refer below chart for further details of respective media.

Writing Speed of DVD-RW Media
Writing/recording speed 1X-speed DVD-RW
media
2X-speed DVD-RW
media
4X-speed DVD-RW
media*3
6X-speed DVD-RW
media*4
1X X X
2X X
4X X X
6X X X X
: Defined as the Book Standard.
X: Not supported
*3 : This media is compliant with the book standard of DVD-RW Version1.2/4X.
*4 :  This media is compliant with the book standard of DVD-RW Version1.2/6X.
(Refer to: 6X-speed/4X-speed DVD-RW media support by Pioneer writers for more details.)
 
// Important Notice
It is revealed that following Pioneer DVD/CD writers(DVR-A03/DVR-A04 and DVR-104) are implied to cause possible hardware and/or media damage when they write/record on 8X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-R or 6X-speed DVD-RW or 4X-speed DVD-RW or 2X-speed media in combination with following firmware version*4.
*4  DVR-A03: Ver1.80 and/or previous firmware
DVR-A04/DVR-104: Ver1.20 and/or previous firmware
If your drive is in the case, please download updated firmware from a Pioneer firmware Download page.

When you wish to comfirm the firmware version of your Pioneer DVD/CD writer ‹ click to open the link page ›
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6X-speed DVD-RW media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

This 6X-speed DVD-RW media is compliant with the new book standard DVD-RW Ver.1.2/6X.
The DVD/CD writers must comply with this standard to write/record with the media.
 
››For DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806

Above writers support the 6X-speed DVD-RW media with 2X and 4X-speed writing/recording respectively.
 
››The other Pioneer DVD/CD writers
DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105/DVR-SK12D/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606
Above writers are unable to write/re-write/record/re-record on the 6X-speed DVD-RW media.
 
// Important Notice
It is revealed that following Pioneer DVD/CD writers(DVR-A03/DVR-A04 and DVR-104) are implied to cause possible hardware and/or media damage when they write/record on 8X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-R or 6X-speed or DVD-RW 4X-speed DVD-RW or 2X-speed DVD-RW media in combination with following firmware version*1.
*1  DVR-A03: Ver1.80 and/or previous firmware
DVR-A04/DVR-104: Ver1.20 and/or previous firmware
If your drive is in the case, please download updated firmware from a Pioneer firmware Download page.

When you wish to comfirm the firmware version of your Pioneer DVD/CD writer ‹ click to open the link page ›
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4X-speed DVD-RW media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

This 4X-speed DVD-RW media is compliant with the new book standard DVD-RW Ver.1.2/4X.
The DVD/CD writers must comply with this standard to write/record with the media.
 
››For DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806

Above writers support the 6X-speed DVD-RW media with 2X and 4X-speed writing/recording respectively.
 
››The other Pioneer DVD/CD writers
DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105/DVR-SK12D/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606
Above writers are unable to write/re-write/record/re-record on the 4X-speed DVD-RW media.
 
// Important Notice
It is revealed that following Pioneer DVD/CD writers(DVR-A03/DVR-A04 and DVR-104) are implied to cause possible hardware and/or media damage when they write/record on 8X-speed DVD-R or 4X-speed DVD-R or 6X-speed DVD-RW or 4X-speed DVD-RW or 2X-speed DVD-RW media in combination with following firmware version*1.
*1  DVR-A03: Ver1.80 and/or previous firmware
DVR-A04/DVR-104: Ver1.20 and/or previous firmware
If your drive is in the case, please download updated firmware from a Pioneer firmware Download page.

When you wish to comfirm the firmware version of your Pioneer DVD/CD writer ‹ click to open the link page ›
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DVD+R Media Support

››There are 5 types of DVD+R media on the market.
  • 2.4X-speed DVD+R Media
  • 4X-speed DVD+R Media
  • 8X-speed DVD+R Media*1
  • 2.4X-speed DVD+R Double Layer Media
  • 16X-speed DVD+R Media
*1: Some DVD/CD writers from other manufacturers are reported to have malfunction to read and/or write/record on DVD+R 8X media, This is not the case of Pioneer DVD/CD writers.

Please refer below chart for further details of respective media.


Write Speed 2.4X-Speed +R
DL(Double layer)
Media
2.4X-Speed +R
Media
4X-Speed +R
Media
8X-Speed +R
Media
16X-Speed +R
Media
2.4X *1 *2
4X X
6X X X X Ο Ο
8X X X X Ο Ο
12X X X X Ο
16X X X X Ο
Defined as the Book Standard.
No standard book released for the speed. Its support is unique to the writer.
Ο Standard book released for the speed. Its support is unique to the writer.
X :  Not supported
*1:  DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 2.4X speed writing on a 8X-speed DVD+R media.
*2:  DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 1X/2X speed writing on a 16X speed DVD+R media.
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16X-speed DVD+R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

››For DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
16X Speed Write Support on the 16X Speed DVD+R Media
Adopted media supported by the individual Write Strategy (the best writing condition memorized) only are to write with 6X or 8X or 12X or 16X speed specified*1.
Non adopted media are written with 4X speed maximum only *2.
*1: Some of 16X DVD-R media are written with 12X maximum according to the conditions of drives.
Please download the new firmware from the Pioneer firmware Download page .
*2: Writing with 1X and 2X are not supported by the drives.
 
››16X DVD+R Media List & Higher Speed Writability by DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
  1. Below mentioned media list is a guideline. There may be some case media have production variance which may lead to perform less. Please be kind to consult with respective media manufacturer if any question arise for the media.
  2. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Maximum Writing Speed
on
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/
DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/
DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/
DVR-108/DVR-S806
Media Manufacturer*1
16x CMC Magnetics Corporation
TDK Corporation
Prodisc Technology Inc.
12x Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell)
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)
Philips Electronics
RITEK Corporation
Sony Corporation
Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's)
‹ as of 8th/December, 2004 ›
*1 Starting with firmware revision 1.18
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2.4X-speed DVD+R DL(Double Layer) Media Support

››For DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
4X Speed Write Support on the 2.4X-Speed +R DL Media
Above writers memorize adequate writing conditions (Write Strategy) which enables to write higher 4X speed on the 2.4X speed Double Layer +R media as one of the drive unique functions. The other media not covered by the write strategy will be written by 2.4X.
 
››List of 2.4X-Speed +R DL Media available for 4x writing
by DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806

  1. The other media manufacturers not listed below are available for 2.4x writing by above writers.
  2. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  3. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Media Manufacturer DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/
DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/
DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/
DVR-108/DVR-S806
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) OK
‹ as of 20th/July, 2004 ›
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8X-speed DVD+R media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

››For DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
6X or 8X Speed Write Support on the 8X Speed DVD+R Media
Above writers memorize adequate writing conditions(Write Strategy) unique for DVD+R media made respectively.
Only these media are written either by 6X or 8X speed respectively. The other media not covered by the write strategy will be written by 4X.*1
12X or 16X Speed Write Support on the 8X Speed DVD+R Media
To maximize users' benefit, Pioneer has extended speed support with either 12X or 16X speed on the 8X speed media for above writers. Higher writing speed support is realized by Pioneer unique Write Strategy (media unique writing conditions memorized by the writer). For the media not supported by the Write Strategy, the writer will write with 4X, 6X or 8X speed.*1
*1: DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806 does not support 2.4X speed writing on the 8X speed DVD+R media.
 
››8X DVD+R Media List & Higher Speed Writability by DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there does exist the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).
    Please be kind to consult with respective manufacturers if you face with the case.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Maximum Writing Speed
on
DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/
DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/
DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/
DVR-108/DVR-S806
Media Manufacturer
16x Taiyo-Yuden Co.,Ltd.(That's)
CMC Magnetics Corporation
12x Sony Corporation
TDK Corporation
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.(maxell)
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim)
Philips Electronics(Media ID:081)
RITEK Corporation
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
8x Daxon Technology Inc.
LEAD DATA INC.
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED
Optodisc Technology Corporation
Philips Electronics(Media ID:C08)
Prodisc Technology Inc.
‹ as of 20th/July, 2004 ›

Please click "Media ID Check" for the details of media ID confirmation.
*Media ID is the information made from combination of alphabet and numerical letters which is unique for the media.
 
››For DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE
Above writers support the 8X-speed DVD+R media with 2.4X, 4X, 6X and 8X-speed writing/recording respectively. Though please note that 6X and 8X-speed writing/recording are being done selectively by selected DVD+R media _ the drive memorized the media unique writing strategy(the best writing method memorized by the drives)-. For the other unsupported 8X-speed DVD+R media, the above drives write/record with 2.4X and 4X-speed respectively.
 
››DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE& 8X-speed DVD+R media list
  1. Of the media manufacturers listed below, there does exist the media that does not exert the stated performance (8x/12x/16x writing).
    Please be kind to consult with respective manufacturers if you face with the case.
  2. Media evaluation has not completed for the other media manufacturers not listed below.
  3. The list does not guarantee all the listed are capable of higher speed writing always.
  4. The list will be updated from time to time with new evaluation result to add.
Media Manufacturer Media Manufacturers
DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/
DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/
DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE
DVR-S706
BeALL Developers, Inc. OK*4 OK*4
CMC Magnetics Corporation OK*2 OK
Daxon Technology Inc. OK*1 OK
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. OK OK
LEAD DATA INC. OK*4 OK*4
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation(Verbatim) OK OK
MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED OK*3 OK*3
MPO Disque Compact OK*4 OK*4
Nanya Technology Corporation OK*4 OK*4
Optodisc Technology Corporation OK*3 OK*3
Philips Electronics OK*3 OK*3
Prodisc Technology Inc. OK*1 OK
Ricoh Co., Ltd. OK OK
RITEK Corporation OK*1 OK
SONY corporation OK OK
Taiyo-Yuden Co., Ltd. (That's) OK OK
TDK Corporation OK*4 OK*4
‹ as of 30st/Sep, 2004 ›
*1 Starting with firmware revision 1.12
*2 Starting with firmware revision 1.13
*3 Starting with firmware revision 1.15
*4 Starting with firmware revision 1.20
 
››The other Pioneer DVD/CD writers & 8X-spees DVD-R media
DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606/DVR-SK12D
The above Pioneer DVD/CD writers write/record on the 8X-speed DVD+R media according to their original writing/recording speed stated in the specification.*
DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105
The above Pioneer DVD/CD writers do not write/record on the 8X-speed DVD+R media according to their original writing/recording speed stated in the specification.*
*For more detail, please refer to DVD writable/recordable Media Table & writing/recording Support by Pioneer DVD/CD Writers.
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DVD+RW Media Support

››There are 2 types of DVD+RW media on the market.
  • 2.4X-speed DVD+RW Media
  • 4X-speed DVD+RW Media
  • 8X-speed DVD+RW Media
Please refer below chart for further details of respective media.

Writing Speed of DVD+R Media
Writing/recording speed 2.4X-speed
DVD+RW media
4X-speed
DVD+RW media
8X-speed
DVD+RW media
2.4X X
3.3X X X
4X X X
6X X X
8X X X
: Defined as the Book Standard.
X: Not supported
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8X-speed DVD+RW media support by Pioneer DVD/CD writers

This 8X-speed DVD+RW media is compliant with the new book standard [High Speed DVD+RW].
The DVD/CD writers must comply with this standard to write/record with the media.
 
››For DVR-A03/DVR-A04/DVR-104/DVR-A05/DVR-105/DVR-SK12D/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606/DVR-A06/DVR-106D/DVR-S606DVR-A07XLA/DVR-A07XLB/DVR-107AXL/DVR-107BXL/DVR-S706/DVR-107D/DVR-107CHE/DVR-A08XLA/DVR-A08XLB/DVR-A08XLC/DVR-108AXL/DVR-108BXL/DVR-108EXL/DVR-108/DVR-S806
Above writers are unable to write/re-write/record/re-record on the 8X-speed DVD+RW media
 
››Please refer to the page "DVD-writable/recordable Media Table & writing/recording Support by Pioneer DVD/CD Writers" for its details. ‹ click to open the link page ›
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