I've had a Liteon LDW-451S drive for a month or so, and so far I've been impressed with the cd-writing quality, but the dvd-writing quality makes me worry. Here are a few examples:
1) 4x DVD+R media by Ricoh, came with the writer. Written at 4x, scanned at 4x (ECC sum 8).
2) 2.4x DVD+R media by RiTEK, sold as Ultron. Written at 2.4x, scanned at 4x + ECC sum 8.
3) 4x DVD+R media by Mitsubishi Chemicals, sold as Verbatim Digital Movie DVD+R (VERY expensive and flashy media). Written at 4x, scanned with the usual 4+8.
Now that's some serious suck if I may say so. Ricoh, RiTEK, MCC all pretty much work at Princo levels with my drive. Scanning at 2.4x will produce much better results, but if I pay a crapload of money for excellent media, I'd like it to work fine at 4x too.
I don't think it's my computer too, as I have 1.2 GHz Tbrid, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD with 8MB cache etc.
Any guesses what could be the problem. Could it be a faulty drive?