DVD+R bad for Wii or not?

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  1. Aquila
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    Hi everyone,

    Everywhere I read you should use DVD-R's for burning Wii backups, because DVD+R's might be bad for your Wii.

    I only have (Philips) DVD+R's atm and I wonder if that's really true or not, some people deny this, others insist they really are bad..

    It's kinda confusing, so well now.. what really is true? Are DVD+R's bad for your Wii or not?

    Some other intel: I have an early (PAL) Wii model, dating from the release in Europe. This might be interesting because I read somewhere the earlier models would have a better laser or something?
    And, whatever the conclusion of the question "are DVD+R's bad for your Wii or not" is, what is/are the best DVD brand(s) to use?

    Thanks in advance for answering!
     


  2. TyrianCubed

    TyrianCubed Gamer 1989 to present

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    I'm not an expert, but even when I set the booktype to DVD-ROM, when I burn +R half of them don't work (DRE).
    'nuff said [​IMG]
     
  3. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    this has been asked many times.......
     
  4. f00had

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    I've read that you should avoid Memorex discs, although I'd like to know if Imation is any good. There's a buy-one-get-one-free offer at my local stationers [​IMG]
     
  5. Lumstar

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    You're not "supposed" to use either, but DVD-R is apparently more compatible in this case.
     
  6. HazukiSon

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    Well i've only ever except for once used a - R my + R's work pretty much every single time
     
  7. Aquila
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    Yeah, I know DVD+R's can work, even though they are less compatible. But my real question is whether or not it can harm your Wii (seen over a longer period).

    I also know that it indeed has been asked many times.. but I couldn't find any useful 'decision' about whether or not these discs can harm your Wii... hoped I could find it here now [​IMG]
     
  8. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    I bought my Wii in June 2007. I've ONLY used DVD+R discs and I've still got every game working. Even burned SSBB on a DVD+DL disc.

    Off course I've got the occasional disc error message. But after a reboot everything works.

    So in short I think people who talk about DVD+R being bad for your Wii are talking bullshit. With my Wii (3.2E with Wiikey) it works like a charm!
     
  9. ClaKK

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    Me too, I've always used Verbatim +R discs and never had a single DRE or any other problem.

    Somebody here on the forum said that DVD+R put more strain on the Wii's lens, and I don't know if this is true or not, yet it gets really noisier than with original pressed discs...
     
  10. rasputin

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    Always used + plus here too and I have been using them since I chipped my Wii about a year and a half a go. Never had a problem, even the ones I burned for my PS2 and xbox1 4or5 years ago still work just fine.

    I will never buy anything but +R because I found the -R ones the few times i used them to be flaky.

    just to note, I've always used Pioneer burners ..108 and now 115D
     
  11. IronMask

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    I have been using mostly DVD+Rs and have well over 100 discs burned with them... I have not had any issues, except for when burning at maxspeed... seems the best speed to burn them at is still around 2x.

    That's from experience not from some media site which tells you what discs are best to burn when you copy a game..hehe
     
  12. Chemical_Warfare

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    blargh..

    edit: you know the don't say anything if you got nothin nice to say thing? yep.
     
  13. Apex

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    This is what I've heard, and I honestly have to think "Better safe than sorry."

    Besides, I'm not sure what kind of quality Philips is, but I don't recall it being one of the better one, perhaps you should upgrade. I use Taiyo Yuden and Sony (Mostly Taiyo Yuden now though.), and they both work magnificently, as opposed to the Maxell's I once tried, which never even booted. (I would like to point out that I don't burn wii games, just ps2 games, but I think that the case is probably pretty similar.)
     
  14. e2razor

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    I'm using Verbatim dvd+r discs. I have burned 5 games and all are working very nicely. You just have to set booktype to DVD-ROM. [​IMG]
     
  15. gd6noob

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    save your self the headaches and get the DVD-R...

    i was using Fuji DVD+R and they dont work.. i went out and got a 100pc of Sony DVD-R and all 10 games i burnt all worked! except for the ones that are known not compatible coz i didnt check the list...
     
  16. djtaz

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    DVD+R discs quickly heat the lens on the laser causing it to overheat and eventually start to melt the drive trans system on the wii's core chasis.
    If this continues over a long time it can cause a cathostrophic meltdown of the core reactor in the wii and thw overheated lens will cause the internals to catch fire.
    You can make a slightly safer system by inserting a spark bargle (as recommended by arm the homeless) or if you do a search on this site you can run the Less_Internal_Heat_v1.3.wad file that was written by noobwarrior7 to keep the heat of the lens at a monitored level.

    Either way should help you run DVD+R discs
     
  17. pnice

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    It seems like there are more variables than normal for burning Wii games. I was using Memorex DVD+Rs and changing the booktype and I think maybe 3 out of 25+ burns worked at all. Most would give a disk read error. I think part of it had to do with my burner. It was old and although it worked great for everything else it didn't work for Wii disks. I got a different but newer burner and tried again with the Memorex. They wouldn't work at all. I couldn't change the booktype on the newer DVD burner I was using. Finally I picked up some Verbatim DVD-Rs from Best Buy (8x and called movie disks or something. They have a black top that looks like a film reel on each disk) and every time I've burnt a Wii DVD it has worked flawlessly.
     
  18. ClaKK

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    [​IMG] I thought that using the spark bargle was even more dangerous than letting you Wii overheat...unless you can insert a supporting debargler (which costs too much for me)... a dicotometric baluginator would be a cheaper yet still effective solution!!
     
  19. kedest

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    I'm only using TDK DVD+R discs (my burner won't even recognize - discs), and they're all working perfectly.
     
  20. CharAznable

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    Where might one find this Less_Internal_Heat_v1.3.wad?