Wii modchip media (DVD) compatibility tests

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Hey all,

This is the pdf covering my DVD compatiblity of modchips reseach. In this pdf I put several of the most well known modchips to the test and check to see if their compatibility with media (and I don't mean i.e. just not supporting rewritables) is different. Suffice to say, I was very surprised when I saw the results!


I started testing the compatibility of media of my Wii because I bought a set of +rw discs which didn't seem to work. Before taking them back to the store saying it was bad media I figured I would give it one more go. Now for some reason I switched mod-chips earlier and surprise surprise, the +rw disc which I though didn't work with my Wii suddenly started up and I was greeted by SDload! Because I couldn't quite believe what happened I switched around the chips again and indeed the other chip didn't work with the +rw discs. Putting the chip back in that worked before made me able to run SDload again.... Both chips advertise with being able to run +rw (and -rw) media though.

So I started thinking “ Maybe more of the media I rejected in the past wasn't bad media. Maybe there was a similar situation with those discs. Let's test! ”.


Click here to download the PDF!



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Scorpei
 

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That's awesome dude,
My Phillips DVD+R work fine on my Cylcowiz
And my Sony DVD-R to
I see those are also in the PDF
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Oh and i don't get what you mean by paper(I know what it is but..), but i think you mean PDF all the time
 

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Nice paper, you should digg it and send a link to it to MaxC.
Look forward to updates, even though I don't have a Wii I found it an interesting read.
Luckily us 360 peeps mostly use the same type and brand of media
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Using the term Research Paper is bit bragging. It's a great piece of information, but definitely not a *research paper*.
 

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that makes sense, as these are dvd controller mod chips so they will modify the laser signal in different ways. I haven't had problems with the wiikey.

No Taiyo Yudens in that testing?
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I can say that TYG02's work fine with the wiikey for 1.9B and 1.9G. You can add that to the list if you want.
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This is an important cause. Geeks may explain better it than I could, retail Wii games aren't certified as official DVD-ROM media. Notice the lack of that familiar logo on any box art, discs, or marketing material. Unlike PS2.
 

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If he used the scientific method to write the paper, he can call it research.

BUT editing must be done on a research paper before publishing.

'reseach' --> 'research'
 

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Hi,

first of all: good work on the research.

But you have not mentioned other needed facts on the created disc!
- What Software are you burning to the media (where and how did you obtain them?)?
- What burner, speed and what firmware was used to burn the media?
- what charge did you use on the media? (I don't know whether the manufacturer note that somewhere on the package or in the disc structure - maybe someone should look that up)
 

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