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    Default Xbox will only read 'Apple' disks

    My Xbox has a 'Thompson' DVD drive and whilst it plays CD-RWs fine, it won't play any type of DVD-R.

    A couple of DVD-RWs work, but not consistantly. The only type of media which works is 'Apple'

    Are there any other types of media which have similar characteristics to the Apple type?

    If not, what else can I do (other than replacing the DVD drive or 'tweaking' it)
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    it won't play any type of DVD-R

    wot brands of media have u been trying ?

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    All of the disk that I have tried, work on many other Xboxs.. They are on the following types of media:

    Traxdata
    Princo (Gen 3.2)
    Discplannet
    Infinity
    Datasafe RW
    Princo RW
    Silver Unbranded (Vivistar?)
    FWS

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    Well there u go, all thoe are the shittiest. The other which is the same as apple is pioneer. U could try tdk which is cheaper. But in my opinion apple's are the best.

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    I agree that most of them are s**t.. But I don't agree that 'Traxdata' (or any Ritek media) are crap.

    Traxdata work perfectly for everything else, except this one Xbox.

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    try neos or purple bulqpaqs m8, and a m8 of mine has just had some called allformats, these are very dark underneath and he said they are brilliant, he uses them for ps2, xbox and for films and says he aint had a problem with any of them

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    Ive had a fiew probs with White Lable DVRr i was totld to try Trax Data purple. But ive burnt the game i had probs again on a slower speed that the first effort and it works flawlesley now
    Not quite sure what the hell im talking about..Just nod and i mite shut up......

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    Oh yes.. Neo.. Thats another disk I have tried with the same effect.

    I have another Xbox with me with a build date 3 days later than the other and that seems load everything... Looks like I might just have a 'bad' drive. Typical!!

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    yeah sounds like a real picky drive m8, actually it sounds like the most picky drive i have ever heard of, i know they can all be choosey about the brand of media the like, but we all find some that it likes in the end, like mine loves purple bulqpaqs.

    why dont you try those allformats m8, and the purple bulqpaqs

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    Its mad isnt' it.. It won't play anything.. But it plays CD-RWs better than any I have seen.

    Even the Apple disk, boots quite slowly... I think that its a bit of a lemon.. Fortunatly, its not mine!!

    Thanks for the advice.. I think I will try some TDKs and see what they are like.

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    Well if traxdata don't work then you have a big problem bud.

    You could try verbs they are supposed to be the best.

    Good luck !!

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    i use the DVD Master gen 4 printable dvd-r's and never had a problem even on ones that have read problems......

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