The tests were conducted on products compatible with recordable DVD: 6x to 12x speed DVD-RAM, 8cm DVD-RW, 16x DVD-R and 4x and 8x DVD-R DL.
Forty seven companies participated in the compatibility tests, and 405 items on a total of 164 models were tested. Examinations regarding recording/playback compatibility at targeted recording speeeds (DVD-RAM 6x to 12x, 8cm DVD-RW: 2x, DVD-R DL: 4x and 8x) were conducted for products provided by major manufacturers of hardware, media and PC applications.
The overall compatibility of DVD-R/RW products reached the 98%, while the results for the DVD-RAM related products was 100%.
Regarding the physical recording properties of DVD-RAM (6x to 12x) and compatible writers, tests were conducted for nine DVD burner manufacturers and two DVD-RAM disc models.
The DVD-RW/DVD-R physical recording properties tests included 24 disc manufacturers (29 models) and nine writer manufacturers (10 models).
Recording / playback compatibility tests of DVD-RW /DVD-R writers included 8 manufacturers (10 models).
Regarding to DVD-RW/DVD-R compatible recorders, DVD camcorders and PC authoring software, high compatibility for 16 items relevant to recording, playback and editing functions (video mode, VR mode, DVD-R compatible with CPRM, DVD-R DL and 8cm discs) was reported, among 9 manufacturers (11 models).
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