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Pioneer DVR-116D

The DVR-116D DVD/CD Writer supports 20x write speeds on both DVD Read more

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Pioneer DVR-116D 20x DVD±RW

18 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Pioneer drives have quite a following among enthusiasts and after having the DVR-116D in our 'Labs, it's easy to see why. While affordably priced, their new 20x DVD±RW offers features like Pioneer's new Optimal Write Speed function and some of the fastest DVD reading and writing speeds available. The DVR-116D performed very well when writing to DVD+R and DVD-R media at 20x. At this speed, it took the drive less than five minutes to write an entire 4.7GB DVD.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 20x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 12x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to CD-RW media at 32x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 16x, Reads DVD±RW media at 13x, Reads DVD±R DL media at 12x, Good selection of writing and rewriting speeds, Includes buffer underrun prevention technology, Good CD-R writing quality, Features Pioneer's Optimum Write Speed technology, Sup...
  • Cons: Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R and DVD±R DL media, Reads DVD-RAM media at only 5x, Reads CD-ROM's and CD-R media at only 40x, Writes to CD-R media at only 40x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+R or DVD+RW media, Overburns to only 94:27
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Expert Review

1 August 2008
  • Conclusion: Apart from being able to burn DVD media at high speeds, Pioneer DVR-116D is bundled with the new Optimal Write Speed technology, that aims to ensure top burning quality with a cost on speed. Let's take on overview on the results of the tests that we performed. First of all, the drive proved to be a good reader, attaining the reading speeds outlined in the specifications with all media. Error correction mechanisms on the other hand, are mediocre, especially with CD media.
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Hardware journal
12 November 2008