Officially Certified Compatible by Pioneer!
Generic bulk DVD-R discs, officially tested and certified by Pioneer to be writable at 2x with their DVR-A03/103 or A04/104 DVD-RW Writers with updated firmware (see links below). Burns at 2x on most other 2x capable burners, or 1x on older 1x machines. If you own a newer Pioneer DVR-A05/105 or A06/106D, we suggest buying our 4x certified, highly compatible Pro-Grade Stock No. 702588 or Inkjet White 702641 discs. Those professional grade discs are our most reliable, most dependable 4x DVD-R's and will also playback with best quality on more DVD players than any of the many DVD-R brands we've tested. (Not suggested for Panasonic stand alone DVD Recorders, or any DVD-RAM/-R computer drives, see recommendation notes immediately below.)
STAND ALONE DVD RECORDER NOTES - These particular discs are not compatible with many stand-alone or combo DVD-RAM/-R recorders, such as the Panasonic DMR-E20 to E60 models and their internal SW-9571 or LF-D311 drives. DVD-RAM/-R recorders feature lasers that have different power settings than most other DVD burners due to their DVD-RAM capability, and therefore require more highly reflective DVD-R discs than usual. Owners of stand-alone or combo DVD-RAM/-R recorders should order our 2x-1x Stock Nos. 702757, 702740W, or 702991. For Inkjet discs, order our Stock No. 702608.
COMPATIBILITY NOTES - These discs have been tested and certified by Pioneer to work well with Pioneer burners. The DVR-103/104/A03/A04 models will work up to 2x speed with latest firmware, while the DVR-105/A05 and DVR-106D/A06 fall back to 1x . You can expect that they will also work with most other brands of "general" type DVD-R computer DVD writers, inlcuding the Sony DRU500A, DRU510A and similar Sony drives, and the popular NEC ND-1300A based drives, at 2x with latest firmware vsn 1.07 or at 1x with vsn. 1.05.
When properly recorded, they can be played on about 95% DVD players now being sold. Most problems with disc compatibility are actually caused by outdated burner firmware. Firmware controls how your drive works with different brands of discs. Recent firmware upgrades are now available for most DVD burner drives that tremedously improve the drives' ability to recognize and burn more brands of DVD discs properly, so those discs will play without errors on most DVD players. You should check frequently to see if new upgrades are available, because new releases are now being released every week. Download FREE firmware upgrades for DVD burners at CDRInfo.com or Firmware-Flash.com, or go to your manufacturer's support pages.