Let me start at the beginning....
I had an old Pioneer A04 for a long time, and with it I burned a BUNCH of DVD's, like a few hundred.. movies, data, music, music videos, etc etc etc, though a lot of the burns are all over the place quality-wise when I have KProbed em on my 811S and my roommate's 451S.
Now, let me explain some odd examples of things that seem to exist -->
Disc #1 (Pioneer A04 burn)
451s KProbe scan = 30-40 PI avg
811s KProbe scan = 500-1000 PI avg
Disc #2 (Pioneer A04 burn)
451s KProbe scan = 10-15 PI avg
811s KProbe scan = 400-700 PI avg
Disc #3 (811s burn)
451s KProbe scan = 10-20 PI avg
811s KProbe scan = 58-80 PI avg
From what this tells me is that my 811s cannot read worth a CRAP (if anyone thinks this is a RMA issue let me know), otherwise I'm just going to buy a READER for my machine to use in addition to the burner.
I'd be nice if my 811s could read as good as my roommate's 451s, but since it doesn't, I need something that can READ as good as the 451s can if there is a reader out there that can do that.
I have read some of the reviews here about the HD166S and people say it is really good. My question is, is it as good as the 451s is at reading? My roomate's 451s can read just about anything, even really bad discs that my 811s cannot even recognize (as can easily be understood from the PI differences)
Again, any and all advice is welcome, thanks!!!