While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free. By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master. All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. This greatly reduces compatibility problems, especially with older DVD players. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector. Starting from the left of the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select.

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Here is a screen shot from Nero’s InfoTool. The drive Pioneer sent us for this review was manufactured in May of and had firmware 1. To pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d left of the jumper block is the analog audio connector. The results are below.

Off by default, this LED lights up green when the pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d is reading or writing. The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore.

Starting from the left piooneer the IDE connection you’ll see the jumper switch for master, slave and cable select.

The DVRD’s pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d quality was very good. Pioneer’s new DVD writer definitely doesn’t get any bonus points for looks. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s IDE interface, power connector and analog audio output connector.

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When testing the drive’s capacity I found that the drive was able to overburn up to However, it can be enabled using the utility shown below. At this point, the writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the very end of the session. According to Nero, the drive can also write Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d and overburn. Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.

Using this utility, you can also check the status of the drive and save the optimal writing speed to the drive. With Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d Yuden’s 52x media, the drive started writing at about This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.

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Pioneer’s new DVD writer went into this test with a slight disadvantage. For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d the drive to write and close a CD. This gives a more realistic idea of how long pionser takes to write a CD. Nevertheless, it was able to write an entire MB Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d in a respectable 3: While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is a utility available that can make the drive region free.

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InfoTool had no problems detecting the DVRD’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer. All of the times below include not only the actual writing time, but the lead in and out times too.

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By looking at the screenshot above, you can see pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d it starts writing at 16x and jumps to 24x at about the 19 minute mark. All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep. Written by Karr Wang, this utility can be used to test the number of C1 and C2 errors on a disc. Like their previous drives, they’ve kept the look of the DVRD very simple.

The drive writes at this speed until about the 49 minute puoneer. By looking at the screenshot above you can see that while Pioneer’s new drive can read and write to most DVD formats, it does not support technologies like LightScribe or Labelflash. Pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. By default the drive’s jumper comes set to master.

This greatly reduces compatibility problems, especially with older DVD players. There are no large Pioneer logos or anything advertising the drive’s reading and writing pioneer dvd-rw dvr 116d.