Teac DV-W50D DVD Writer

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Teac DV-W50D


OEM:
Pioneer
Chipset:NEC
16xCDR CLV
10xCDRW CLV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
4xDVD+R CLV
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EIDE, 2MB
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$200 8.7/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Arita 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Commodore 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Creation 4xDVD-R (OMP 4KG001..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigamaster 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Matsu 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Medianca 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2xDVD-RW (CMCW02......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Optical Storage 2xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PrimeDisc 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Primeon 2xDVD-R (DDD DVDR....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Princo 1xDVD-RW (TDK401saku=3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SK 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 2xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teac 2xDVD-R (MCIG01......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teac 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 1xDVD-RW (RITEK000V11A) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 1xDVD-RW (MCC 00RW11N9) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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Hello I might be a stupid 2 :))
I have a Teac DV-W50D and i've been writting like 150 DVD and no problems since 2 days ago when some one told me 2 try 2 update my firmware so i've googeld and found 1.07 firmware the last one from www.teac.co.jp
and since then i can't writte anymore a dvd it keeps given me this error messege
"
19:04:03 #29 CDR -1176 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Session fixation error
E: TEAC DV-W50D

19:04:03 #30 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 167
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

19:04:03 #31 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1730
Burn process failed at 4x (5.540 KB/s)"
and the dvd-rw is not operated anymore i have 2 rebot the system.
I've found a 1.6 firmware and same messege
The dvds was at 8x and 16x
8x-Dvision DvD-R
16x-Memorex DvD-R

pls help me out with this or tell me that i have 2 buy another one :))
bye thabx


Comments posted by Catalin Popovici from Romania, February 26, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





Excellent !
compatible avec les DVD-R x8 Ridata (Ritek G05 )


Comments posted by RankzeroX from France, November 05, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Maybe I'm a fool, cause I have one TEAC DV-W50D since Sept03, compiled about 200 DVD-Rs with a 95% success, but one day I came across Flashman's Firmware hack to "True PIONEER DVR-106D". To be honest that did do the job, as described in the walkthrough. I even upgraded to 108 firmware w/o a glitch. One word of caution though: I hadn't used it with at least 5 Region 2 Movie DVDs, when it had the TEAK F/W, so the region would be locked to R2.
By doing the hack ,the RPC2, memory region ,wich was still open to modification, got "stuck" to 2 tries, without taking into consideration all further Disk region changes!
You may think: ...Hey, thats great!!!, a region-free player!
Well that's not quiet true ,since the darn thing crashes, giving me MMC errors, BSODs, Instant Reboots etc., 5/10 times I insert a copywrited DVD.
I use since an old MATSHITA 32x player for movies,(Jeesh!!)
Bottom line? The TEAC DV-W50D was already a perfect Tool, to begin with!It's user is an idiot user after all!


Comments posted by jbgoode from Greece, October 30, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Wasn't satisfied with this one actually. Had bad results using Nero 6 and some -R media. Switched to Plextor eventually...


Comments posted by korisnik from Croatia, February 20, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.





I've decided to buy it because I couldn't find a pioneer and I discovered that it is the same.. Really a good product.. I can burn very cheap media without problems, I compared it with the liteon LDW411s, it is more compatible with media and with standalone players.. on the other side it is slow on reading dvd.. Ripped Blow with with teac 30 minutes, liteon 18 minutes, with the same pc, same program.


Comments posted by tipix from Other, January 06, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Burned many princos at 4x till now!No coasters...
Also,no problem with philips 1-4x +rw discs (writing at 2,4 ofcourse)


Comments posted by vadergr from Other, November 08, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I do not use it for long enough to rate it, but it works perfectly for me. I burned only one 4x Princo DVD-R but many -RW and +RW disks work OK (Princo and Pioneer 1x -RW, Verbatim, EMTEC and Philips 2.4x +RW)
New firmware is available:
http://www.teac.co.jp/dspd/download/firmware/dv-w50d/explain.html
I didn't try it because it reads and writes anything I put into it...


Comments posted by koverg from Other, October 30, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





verbatim DVD-R 4x ok
Mitsui DVD-R 4x ok

Poor software package (in Germany)


Comments posted by kreativ from Other, October 27, 2003. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





It can be turned to a real pioneer 106D , read info at http://www.rpc1.org


Comments posted by liveht from Other, October 27, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





firmware 1.30
very good drive , burn on datawrite yellow 1x , grey 2x , red 4 x , and chipest dvd 4x purple ketta , and miracle 1x . no problem .
dvd works fine on dvd player and xbox


Comments posted by neho from Other, October 10, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Had one for 2 weeks now and had no problem what so ever...
Cheap and powerfull...


Comments posted by liveht from Other, October 09, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Bought 2 weeks ago and burned about 20 dvd-r without any problem. Use dvdschrink + nero 6 with Bulkpack dvd-r at 4x speed. No problem whith my philips 580hc reader. This product is very good and cheap.


Comments posted by raspir from Other, October 01, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Bought it today and it rocks! It is actually pioneer inside.Burned my oem traxdata -rw at 2x speed!Samsung -rw was at 1x though.No coasters yet(6 burnings)!Also my philips +rw worked fine at 2.4x Just one note... It is picky when writing cd-r's.My allstar cheapos produced power calibration errors while sony's didn't... It is a great dvdr burner.


Comments posted by VaderGr from Other, September 18, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Had this for over a month now, coupled with dvdshrink, nero and BMI 1x blanks this machine is a killer.


Comments posted by Docrobb from Other, August 17, 2003. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I've had this burner for almost 2 weeks now and it's works perfectly.
Before I bought it, I called TEAC tech support and they emailed me the manual and a list of compatible media. I was also given the link to where I could d/l the latest firmware for it if it still had the 1.10 firmware. When I got the burner, it already had the latest 1.30 firmware. So no need to update the firmware.

I have been using generic 4x dvd-r media from mwave.com (not on the compatibility list) and they burn at 4x using copytoDVD, clonedvd amd recordnow. Takes less than 20minutes to burn a full disk. Not a single coaster so far and I've already burnt approximately 15 movies.

I was told that this is the same burner as the pioneer 105 burner.
No wonder it's so good.


Comments posted by aglips from Other, August 16, 2003. Rated this writer No rating.





Technically the same as the Pioneer 106. But the firmware is crap. Seems to accept DVD-Media (DVD-R, DVD+R), but produces coasters. Every Verbatim-Media I tried on it (reported to be working fine on the Pioneer 106) was a coaster, no matter, which burn-program I used. The only media that works for me were PrimeOn DVD-R 1-2x, the Teac burned them only with single speed and PrimeOn DVD+RW 2,4x working at the given speed. So I had 5 coasters out of 11. Even worse than that is, that Teac has not yet published a list of compatible media for this recorder, the only one you will find on the homepage is the one for the Teac W50E. I strongly suggest to anyone who thinks about purchasing this recorder to take the Pioneer 106 instead of this one.


Comments posted by Lazlo from Other, August 14, 2003. Rated this writer 1 of 10.







Comments posted by calum from Other, August 10, 2003. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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OEM
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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)


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The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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