I have successfully burned every project so far to my Sony dru-500A DVD burner. I see that it is not in the list of tested burners though. It burns at 1x burn which I can live w/ but it has the capability to burn at 4x. Will there be software updates to DVD-A to include the full capapbilities of the Sony dru-500A? Thanks for any info.
The list of supported drives includes the Sony DRU-500, which would cover both the DRU-500A (internal) and the DRU-500UL (external). I have the DRU-500A, and when I burn on +R media DVDA reports 2.4x speed.
I'm using Maxell exclusively. I have -R, +R and +RW discs, though I have only burned +R discs with DVDA so far. Btw, have you upgraded the firmware on your drive? The latest firmware is 1.0g, and there are some major performance improvements over the original firmware. If I remember correctly, the real improvements started with 1.0d.
I have upgraded to version "f" but was waiting for some feedback on the new "g" update. Do you have that one installed? It seems a little tricky. Not that I cannot follow directions it just seems like they make you jump thru hoops to get the "g" version installed. I understand it has 4x capabilities but their is no 4x media out yet so I figured I would wait. The sony is working flawlessly so far just a little slow (1x) with the DVDA is the only drawback. When I use the Record Now software I get burn speeds at 2.4x
Note: I just checked for DVD 4x media and found many different brands. What brand 4x media would you reccommend?