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This kind of a problem gets posted a lot here. The problem is that there are so many variables involved. In your case you do have a control in place in that you are using the same burner system, burning from the same image file using the same software and you’re using the same media type. The thing that you can’t control is what other people are playing these disks on. Not every DVD player is the same. Some of them use cheap laser components and might not be able to read home laser burned disks. Older players especially have problems. These same players will probably read pressed disks OK but those disks are made using a totally different technology.
You can help yourself in getting a better success rate if you stick with DVD -R type disks and you slow the burn speed down. I know this will take longer but using a slower burning -R disk seems to be friendlier to more DVD players then +R’s are.