I'm thinking of getting the HP DVD-Writer DVD300i but according to a site, it only can record on +R DVD discs thus only DVD player that supports this format can play it. Which leads me to my questions :
1) Anyone with experince with this writer and care to comment on its pros and cons?
2) I am using a standalone Pioneer DV-355 DVD player and since the +R limitation disc burning, will I be able to able to play the burned DVD discs on it?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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I don't know about the pioneer player, but I'd stay away from the 300i. I had the 300e drive for about a week before it quit working. I burned 3 discs and then nothing would work. I took it back and got sony's dual drive. So far I've had no problems with it.
I have had my 200e for over a year. When I first got it I had a problem....called hp...and they sent me a new one...I haven't had a problem since.
In reference to the question, I believe your pioneer should be able to play the discs, I can not guarantee this, but so far the only player that I have not been able to play my discs on is an Aiwa.
With the HP burner, you have the option to change the bitsetting/book type, which makes the media more readable.
i have this as a spare drive as it was shipped with my pc but i had a sony 500
i swopped it over - its 2.4 times recorder and very good
never done a coaster with it just update the firmware when you get it
nice drive BUT + only