Philips DVDRW228 DVD Writer

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Philips DVDRW228


OEM:
Ricoh
Chipset:Ricoh
12xCDR CLV
10xCDRW CLV
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2.4xDVD+R CLV
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$200 8.8/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
3 3t PRO 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Datawrite Generation 2 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 GreatAZO 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Hi Space 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 2.4xDVD+R (DDDessauV10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 2.4xDVD+R (DATATRAK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nashua 16xDVD+R (FTI.....016) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nashua 2.4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Neo Premium 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Packard Bell 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Philips 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Philips 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Traxdata 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vakoss 4xDVD+R (NANYA...RJB) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Upgraded firmware to 1.64 so I could use 4x media. Complete failure! Trie Datasafe RICOHJPNW11 +RW disc. Seemd to write a DVD fine with Moviefactory, but it was unreadable on anything! Failed to format disc for PC use. Couldnt erase either disc! Anyone had simlilar problems I would like to know. Drive works OK with 2.4 media - as long as you are careful about what the dye used is!


Comments posted by Robin from United Kingdom, May 08, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





For me a good burner. My first one came with faulty sw cd.
This was swapped by the supplier for a new one. Since then I burned several hundreds of +R and +RW never any problem.
Just recently upgraded with Philips Firmware 1.64, because the 2.4 speeds are difficult to get and my 1.29 firmware didn't support 4 or 8 speed dvd. A shame that 4 times burning is not supported in the newer sw. Thats why I rate it 9. Works great in combination with the right software and settings. A lot of crappy software/interfaces on the market. I love DVD Bitsetter, Nero, DVD shrink and Decrypter!


Comments posted by Ricoh from Germany, April 08, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





This drive worked great, nut after changing the region code 5 times, it froze on region 2. The manufacturer says it is to stop piracy. Who made them the Law??? (the real irony here is I am a movie producer that needs region free to be able to view the pre release copys of MY movies in other territories)Phillips said they have no way to reset the drive, and I tried using a hack from this site, but it crashed my drive completely. Needless to say I will never by another Phillips product again.


Comments posted by David from Other, January 06, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





dont but the 416k this is the best dvd writer with amd 2500+ writes a dvd in 15 mins done loads with xcopy this is beter than the new


Comments posted by p.cannon from Other, November 09, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I would to say philipsdvdw228 is an excellent product.
dvds that work tdk,philips,verbatim,mitsui,
if you have problems its not the machine itsself sometimes its the
os system you use my advice is reinstall os system,upgrade os system.
upgrade firmware from philips website. need help with dvd go to website cdrom2go.com. this could help if you dont understand what your doing go to one who does. thank you


Comments posted by mr joshua from Other, November 05, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I would to say philipsdvdw228 is an excellent product.
dvds that work tdk,philips,verbatim,mitsui,
if you have problems its not the machine itsself sometimes its the
os system you use my advice is reinstall os system,upgrade os system.
upgrade firmware from philips website. need help with dvd go to website cdrom2go.com. this could help if you dont understand what your doing go to one who does. thank you


Comments posted by mr joshua from Other, November 05, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This burner works perfect no problems(it uses nero,mydvd etc.
Dvds that can be used Tdk,imation,philips,k-hypermedia,and so its working fine.remember it wrights on positive dvds only
ps:by consumer


Comments posted by josue from Other, October 13, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Have it now for one year it burn excellent. Burned over 150 dvd's and only one failed to play So the best


Comments posted by Astaroth from Other, October 02, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





THIS DRIVE IS THE BEST I HAVE MADE 50+ DVD FILMS BACKED UP WITH DVDXCOPY XPRESS.
ALL FINE BEST DISCS ARE

INFINITI PRO FROM EBUYER ON THE WEB ONLY COST 30.00 POUNDS FOR 25
IF YOU BUY AND IT DOES NOT WORK THEN USE THE SOFTWARE LIKE DVDXCOPY XPRESS IT WORKS FINE ONLY.
AND YOU NEED A FAST CHIP P3 1.0 GHZ AND AT LEAST 518 MEG RAM


Comments posted by peter cannon from Other, June 11, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Just a refresh, have just flashed drive to Ver1.51. great flash program works in Windows. Just as well for me as I have XP with NTFS files system hard drive.Drive still working and am burning a disk as I type this. If I have any problems with this firmware I will post on the Forums.


Comments posted by paul from Other, May 07, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Had this drive since November last year. I haven't burnt that many disks yet due to the high price of the media, but what I have burnt have all worked well. Only one coaster so far and that was due to the data I was burning. I am going to upgrade the firmware to 1.51 in the next couple of days and I will repost with verdict on performance upgrade if any.


Comments posted by Paul from Other, May 07, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Superb drive .. the idiot below with 6/6 failures doesn't seem to realize that his problem was the vob's he was trying to burn and not the drive !! Very reliable !


Comments posted by Todd from Other, April 28, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





This burner works great.. no problems.


Comments posted by yf from Other, April 07, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I bought this DVD-writer one month ago. Good hardware. DVD+R offers better compatibility with standalone players. However on the 20 I burned, 4 coaster (1 Philips media, 3 Optodisc). No problems with DVD+RW and formatting only takes 1-2 minutes !
I upgraded the firmware to 1.51 (which should permit to burn DVD+R at 4x, not yet tested). Software: MyDVD is very basic.


Comments posted by YvesVL from Other, March 25, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Had this a few months now, no problems at all! Loves every kind of DVD+R disc i throw at it and that was before a firmware upgrade. Definately recommended!


Comments posted by Lebhead from Other, March 17, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.







Comments posted by mike from Other, January 25, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.







Comments posted by Gaz from Other, January 06, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Good unit. I have burned multiple +RW without any hitch. I copied one of the +RW to an Imation +R without any problem. Both +Rw and +R copies plays well with my Sony DVD player. I read that some owners had problems with +R. So far so good for me. I plan to use the +RW when authoring/convertion. When I want the final product for keeps, I'll re-copy it to the less expensive +R.

I have used Nero, NeoDVDPlus and DVDXCOPY on this unit.


Comments posted by techguy from Other, December 16, 2002. Rated this writer 8 of 10.






Firmware 1.38 from philips here:
http://www.p4c.philips.com./mprdata/021024/0210240034_fus.zip

Region code free V1.38 here:
http://216.127.93.172/~farzeno/xom1/dvdrw228_138_rpc1.zip


Comments posted by tonyp12 from Other, December 05, 2002. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





It's worked great for me so far!!! I bought it to burn DVD transfers of my kid's video tapes. After writing 30+ DVDs, I've only had one problem, and I'm pretty sure it originated in my Studio 8 software. I agree with the other comments about the bundled software - find something else!

I got my drive for only $250 after a $50 mail-in rebate at Best Buy just a few weeks ago!


Comments posted by Kevin from Other, December 05, 2002. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





The best dvd+rw/+r writer in the world. If you don't got it get it.


Comments posted by kojackslap from Other, November 26, 2002. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Very nice hardware.
Recommended to stay away from the bundled software.......


Comments posted by kim asplund from Other, November 17, 2002. Rated this writer 8 of 10.







Comments posted by Hans from Other, November 16, 2002. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Unfortunatly I'm not that satisfied with that drive because my drive didn't manage to burn DVD+R discs correctly (6 out of 6 were faulty!). I tried three different brands but Nero allways reported that 2 or more vob files were inaccessable. PowerDVD reported reading problems playing all those discs even if I used the writer itself. I even tried an other buring problem but this didn't solve the problem. +RW discs were no problem.
Fortunatly I could sent the writer back to the shop. They had more people who had the same problem. They are so kind to replace the writer for the Sony DRU 500.


Comments posted by Roger from Other, October 30, 2002. Rated this writer 5 of 10.







Comments posted by kilroy from Other, October 23, 2002. Rated this writer 10 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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