CL Wong montesawong at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 18 17:41:45 EDT 2002

I've had great luck with imation brand CDr media.

While I've never tried it in a 200Q20v cd changer, I
have used them in my ancient laptop which refuses to
recognize any other brand of cdr.

In my experience, Sony cd players and dvd players
don't like cdr or cdrw media... something about their
using cheaper parts, I think.

Don't forget to close your session and probably the
disc to make it more backward compatible.

I have an mp3 playing head unit and don't bother with
a changer becuase I have between 100 and 200 songs per
--- Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
> >  Listers, why is it, when I play burned CDs in the
> cd changer that came with
> >the 200q it does not recognize it is in the player
> yet they play on every
> >other player I have --boom box theater system
> portable etc. and does this mean
> >I need a newer model and how hard is it to upgrade
> the exsisting unit?
> Phew, I thought you were talking about rear amps or
> something with
> that subject line :-)
> Many, many older CDROM and CD drives older than a
> few years don't
> recognize CDRW media, so if you're using CDRW media,
> try CDRs
> instead.  We discovered, when I was running a
> computer lab in
> college, that most of the computers on campus
> couldn't read CDRW
> disks; that was maybe 3-4 years ago.  You'd put the
> disk in, and the
> drive wouldn't even think a disk was there; you'd
> pop the tray out,
> and the disk would be oriented exactly the same way
> you put it in; it
> never tried to spin it up.
> CDR's worked great on just about everything(and I
> used burned media
> in an mid-90's portable without much trouble)...but
> the factory
> changer is -very- old, and might be fussy about the
> color of the CDR
> media.  If you're using CDR media, which color?
> There are lots of
> different types...greenish, 100% silver-colored,
> gold, dark blue,
> slightly green...you name it.  Probably the silver
> ones have the
> greatest chance of working since they're closest to
> regular CDs?  I'd
> suggest asking around with
> coworkers/friends/classmates/family and
> trying different brands/types of CDR media.  Maybe
> other listers with
> the changer(are talking about the factory changer?
> I'm assuming so)
> who have CDRs can share what they know?
> I'll see if I can dig up a website I came across
> that discussed all
> the different CDR media types, there might be
> comments about older CD
> audio player.
> Oh...one other note, Crutchfield now lists whether
> CD players they
> sell can play CDR or CDRW disks.  Many still don't
> do CDRW, for
> example...
> B
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