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Old Feb 20, 2002, 09:22 AM
spg spg is offline
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Default Pioneer A03 media-lockout petition

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If you have a Pioneer A03, you may have noticed that unless you purchase media branded either Pioneer or on a list of Pioneer licensed and/or tested media, your drive will completely prohibit you from writing at 2x, even if the media is perfectly capable of doing so. Even if it isnt and the disk ends up in the rubbish, you still have the right to write it at 2x. Why do you have to pay more for Pioneer listed media? You shouldnt have to, its a obvious breach of anti-competition laws. Please sign the petition linked below. If Pioneer ignore it and dont back down and change the drive so that it performs the way its advertised (oh yeah, Pioneer advertise it as x2 and nowhere in the marketing does it state only with Pioneer listed media) then the list may be used in starting a class action suit against Pioneer.


Thanks all!

If you have your say, then large companies may stop ripping you off!!!

Last edited by spg; Feb 20, 2002 at 11:29 AM.
Old Feb 20, 2002, 09:59 AM
Kila_m Kila_m is offline
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Yup and visit the orgainisers forum at:


moderator pls make this sticky!
Old Feb 20, 2002, 10:00 AM
danman danman is offline
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Hope some good will come of it m8
Old Feb 20, 2002, 10:09 AM
g8crasher g8crasher is offline
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Excellent idea mate. Keep us all updated on whats happening.

Ive signed.
Old Feb 20, 2002, 11:04 AM
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now then kila_m, how do fella?
looks like people have woken up and smelled the coffee!!
we have been banging on about this for ages!

tell paul to drop me an email
Old Feb 20, 2002, 02:42 PM
Kila_m Kila_m is offline
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Hi nokia.. yes m8 been 6 months but people are getting the idea.. maybe your brother should help him with some information ??


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