Pioneer DVR-112 DVD-RW Drive



Pioneer are a world renowned manufacturer of electrical equipment. Specialising in audio and visual units, they produce a vast range of products ranging from Home theatre systems to Car audio solutions as we are told by their offical website:

Pioneer develops and manufactures innovative products for all your hi-tech entertainment needs – home, car audio, multimedia and DJ equipment. By combining cutting-edge technology with sophisticated design, our products can transport you to a world of fun.

In terms of computer components Pioneer manufacture high quality optical drives. They have kindly supplied OC3D with a sample unit of the DVR-112 DVD Multi-recorder, which is an impressive unit on paper. It boasts super fast DVD write speeds and a plethora of gadgets to ensure the drive is of the highest quality. So let's begin.

Packaging & Package

The drive came packaged in a small box just bigger than the drive itself. With reasonably thick walls the DVR-112 had little room to slide about and therefore was adequately protected.


The drive was then wrapped in a plastic bag inside the box to protect it from scratches. It's nice to see that the drive would survive a long journey. I suspect the retail packaging would be even better.


Most OEM optical drives are supplied without any kind of driver CD or cables and would arrive in a very similar package to this one. Where-as a retail sample may include software such as a CD/DVD burning application, the version supplied sadly did not.


The sample I received had the standard beige fascia on it. Moulded into the front of the drive tray is a few CD and DVD logos that let the user know what the drive can do. On the top of the drive there is a sticker outlining the various aspects of the drive including its jumper settings, mandatory laser warnings, model & serial numbers, manufacture date and power consumption.

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Next we'll take a look at the drive's specifications...
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Most Recent Comments

17-01-2007, 11:27:46

Cool preview Kemp, good work.Quote

17-01-2007, 12:03:07

Kemp, how are the files stored on the discs ? I mean as opposed to the regular DVD format of VIDEO_ folder with vital stuffs in it etc.

If it`s the same/similar, I don`t see why the resolutions are limited.Quote

17-01-2007, 13:17:02

Well I actually meant on movie discs mate rather than the burned versionsQuote

17-01-2007, 13:29:24

PP Mguire
You say lack of movies but arent their moveis in the stores that are blu-ray?Quote

17-01-2007, 13:31:40

Pardon? Of course there are movies. WTH are you on about?Quote

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