A pretty good review and I think it was fair. I especially like the layout where the entire review is on a single page. I can only see one outright correction:
The â€œtake home messageâ€ is: C1 errors should not exceed 280, and C2 errors should not exceed 32, except for an isolated spike or two.
If you're talking about CDs, the numbers aren't 280 & 32. If you're talking about DVDs, it's PIEs and PIFs, not C1s and C2s.
Some minor points:
-You should mention the manufacturer's code ("ADIP") on each media because brands like "Maxell 4x DVD-R" can actually be one of three MIDs: TYG01, MXL RG02, and RitekG04. Two of these are top quality media, one is not.
-You point out that in the body of the review that, as delivered, the Px740 cannot do scans. With other manufacturers (finally) adding this function to their latest models, I think it clearly qualifies as a "weakness". The drive is physically capable of doing scans (like when flashed to a BenQ 1640), but its Plextor's marketing strategy (via crippled firmware) that prevents it.
The high price of Plextorâ€™s 716A Premium DVD writer
-By capitalizing "Premium", I think it might be confused with the Plextor Premium CD (only) burner. Others refer to the Px716 as the Plextor's "flagship" drive.
-I think you came down a little hard on CMC media. No, it's not the best out there, but I bet the majority of recorded CDs out there are CMC - hardly "junk". And here's an interesting coincidence: the same company that made the chipset (Philips) for the Px740 also manufactures CMC media.
Good review, I'm looking forward to more!