Has anyone got any cdr's/cdrw to work with SONY DVP S-336?

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Hi I've tried both types of cd with this dvd player, but can get neither to work - I just get "No Disc" from my unfriendly machine. Has anyone had any success with this machine?

-- Fred (oraman@hotmail.com), July 12, 2000


Spookily I have the same problem with a DVPS355 and my DVPs-725 does just the same. Sony tell me the answer is that their machines only read disks mastered to RED BOOK format, not Orange book. I'm working on what that means... but I am annoyed that I can make perfect copies of Video CDs which run happily on my PC, yet cannot play them on the DVD players. The material I want to display is my copyright - its training video material produced at work on a DV camera.

-- Andy terry (Andy.Terry@Btinternet.com), July 12, 2000.

thanks for your answer, not that it gets us anywhere - this is some text i found about red book:

CD-DA (Red Book)

Developed in 1980 by Sony and Philips to define the architecture that became known as CD Audio or Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is the original and oldest compact disc standard and the foundation for all the other standards developed later. It's an audio only format and is still used on every music compact disc. The audio on these discs is usually referred to as Red Book audio or CD quality audio. The specifications were published in a book with a red cover, starting the tradition of naming compact disc specifications by color. Index points and variable gaps between tracks are implemented via P-Q subcodes.

-- fred (oraman@hotmail.com)), July 12, 2000.

i meant not that that excerpt gets us anywhere!

-- fred (oraman@hotmail.com), July 12, 2000.

Then this will probably get you all somewhere: those Sony machines you mentioned are latest-generation DVD set-tops that are designed specifically by Sony NOT to recognize, with ANY level of reliability, CD-R media. CD-RW maybe, but even that is kvetchy. It's likely Sony killed at least two birds with this one stone: these DVD players can now be cheaper to make because they have only one laser inside (as opposed to the dual-lasers of first-gen that made them able to read CD-Rs reliably), and 'piracy', if you want (in whatever form you may argue for or con) is not 'abetted'. Pioneer has charged to the opposite track: where its first-gen players couldn't read CD-Rs, its next generation players very well do. This includes the essential 525, which I'm told is going to be replaced soon by another model (which may or may not be able to read CD-Rs). This matter has, and is still being ground to bits, for all that it is worth, in the section under this forum "playing CD-R". Please do peruse that section.

-- EMartinez (epmartinez@yahoo.com), July 12, 2000.

My Sony DVP 360 will play memorex cd-rw platinum but only vcds-not svcds.

-- Mark (sales@mckelveyford.com), July 14, 2000.


I had the same problem. Now i'm using Vivastar cd-r's. This really works for me !!!!

-- Patrick (pstolwijk@hotail.com), January 21, 2002.

I own a Sony 336 and Verbatim CDRW's will work with it, I'v tried many CDR's including Sony, Kodak, Verbatim, PC-line, Datasave, non- branded, TDK, Philips and not one CDR will work so i'm going to stick to Verbatim CDRW's.

I'm still searching for a CDR that will work in it, so i'll keep you posted if a find one.

-- wayne (wayne@rathernotsay.com), February 25, 2002.

Don't buy any Sony DVD player they are generally unreliable

-- Jeff Kiene (jeff@sundowndesign.com), March 24, 2002.

Traxdata 'silver' 4x CDRW work ok as VideoCD on my 336.

-- IanJ (nospam@nospam.com), June 03, 2002.

I've tried many cdr but only CDR mod -PRINCO CDR 80- function on my Sony DVP-S335.

-- Fabio (faser69@yahoo.it), June 10, 2002.

I have a s-336 and so far TDK CD-RW and Princo Cd-R's are hte only one's that the player will even recognise as a disk. Its apparently becuase the surface of CD-RW's and the Princo's are slightly different to normal cd's.

I can get VCD's to work fine, but I'm still having problems with SVCD's.

-- Indy (indyj2001@hotmail.com), July 30, 2002.

Fuck SONY forever, cause they're all Suckheads. Much money for much shit. I'm also not able to play my own SVCD productions on SONY DVP- S335. So, if anybody get a work around.. please tell. CU 007

-- Jürgen (007@ru4me.de), December 14, 2002.

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