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Sony BWU-100A Operating Instructions Manual Page 39

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About playback/reading compatibility in DVDs
DVD+R DL/DVD+R/DVD-R DL/DVD-R discs, as well as DVD+RW and
DVD-RW discs created and finalized with the drive can be played back on
almost all DVD-ROM drives. However depending on the type of your drive,
playback of DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW discs may
not be supported.
In addition, some drives do not support multi-session (DVD+R DL/DVD+R/
DVD+RW) or multi-border (DVD-R DL/DVD-R/DVD-RW). In these cases,
you can only play back the disc in single-session (DVD+R DL/DVD+R/
DVD+RW) or single-border (DVD-R DL/DVD-R/DVD-RW).
Also, DVD-Video discs created with the drive can be played back on many
standard DVD players. However depending on the type of your player,
playback of DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs may not be supported.
Playback of DVD-RAM discs is only supported for DVD-RAM compatible
DVD drives and DVD players.
Further, because of the differences in quality and characteristics between
various DVD-ROM drive, DVD player, DVD+R DL disc, DVD+R disc,
DVD+RW disc, DVD-R DL disc, DVD-R disc, DVD-RW disc and DVD-
RAM disc manufacturers, playback may not be possible depending on the
combination. (Playback compatibility is not under warranty.)
Writable BDs and compatibility
This drive can write to BD-R 25GB, BD-R 50GB, BD-RE 25GB, and BD-RE
50GB discs when used with writing software. Data can be written to BD-R
25GB and BD-R 50GB discs only once, and once it has been written, it cannot
be erased. With BD-RE 25GB and BD-RE 50GB discs, data can be written and
erased repeatedly.
This drive can write data in BDAV format only to BD-RE 25GB and BD-RE
50GB discs.
It cannot record to or playback the cartridge-encased discs that support BD-RE
Ver.1.0 (Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format Ver.1.0).
Players designed for use with BD-RE Ver.1.0 discs cannot play back BDs
created with this drive.
About playback/reading compatibility
Data written to BDs with this drive can be read by BD drives that support the
BD-R Ver.1.0, and BD-RE Ver.2.0 formats.
Video recorded in BDAV format can only be played back on BD players or BD
drives with BD player application software which support the BD-R Ver.1.0
and BD-RE Ver.2.0 formats.


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