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Double Layer DVD or not?

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Jun 5, 2006 12:24 AM
I have a Early 2006 Intel iMac.

I thought this came with the capability to burn double-layer DVDs?

Under system profiler, under Disc Burning, under DVD Write, it says: -R, -RW

Shouldn't there be a DL in there?

I have a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846.
Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Simon Clayton Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
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    Jun 5, 2006 4:39 AM (in response to MacPaint)
    I'm not infront of my iMac at the moment, but can cofirm my 20" Intel iMac does dual layer, and I have burnt some of my home movies on this format and it works well.

    This link also confirms it http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/whatsinside.html
    20" iMac 2.0 Core Duo - 2Gb RAM - 500Gb Disk - 256Mb vRAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Black 60Gb iPod with Video
  • Tim Lorenzen Level 4 Level 4 (1,895 points)
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    Jun 5, 2006 4:51 AM (in response to MacPaint)
    Mine says -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL

    There may be a problem with the firmware of your SuperDrive.
    iMac Core Duo 20"; Cinema Display 20"; MacBook Pro 15" 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Red Dwarf Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)
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    Jun 5, 2006 5:06 AM (in response to MacPaint)
    Hi MacPaint,

    Both the 17" and 20" iMac Intel (Early 2006) have superdrives with dual layer burning capability.

    Just looking at my System profiler reveals:

    MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

    Firmware Revision: FB2U
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media: No

    You can also view the full specs here:

    http://www.apple.com/imac/whatsinside.html

    RD
    iMac 17" Intel, PBG4 12" 867MHz, iPod 3G 30GB + lots of other goodies, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Tim Lorenzen Level 4 Level 4 (1,895 points)
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    Jun 5, 2006 11:09 AM (in response to MacPaint)
    Contact Apple for a replacement SuperDrive - I don't think there is another option.
    iMac Core Duo 20"; Cinema Display 20"; MacBook Pro 15" 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Ferrand Calculating status...
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    Jun 16, 2006 1:28 PM (in response to MacPaint)
    Only +R DL... My -R DL are rejected... Can't read what I burned on my old Mac. What a crappy SuperDrive.
    iMac Core Duo (Early 2006), Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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