With out going into much detail if that’s possible; I wonder if I should really be concerned about poor scans with the following listed media if the media is consistently playable on multiple machines. For example: I have three burners. One I have issues with and haven’t had the time to figure it out. The other two like Verbatim very, very much. They’re also crazy about Maxall print-to-the-hub CMC MAG M01’s. This according to NeroDisc Speed. The last stack of Verbatims I got scan very well when burned @ 16x (and slower speeds, too). Next are the Maxall CMC’s @ 6x. Then it’s TYG02’s @ 4x. Last but not least is TYG03’s (Watershields) @ 6 or 8x But, only one of drives likes the Watershields. Let’s start with the Watershield’s. Compared to the Verbatims they score poorly on one drive and fail miserably on the other. To keep it simple; the Verbatims score a consistent 93 to 95. Same with the Maxall CMC’s. The Watershields are in the low to mid 70’s on the one drive. Sometimes they’ll surprise me and hit as high as 90 now and again. I don’t even use them anymore in the other drive. The TYG02’s are better than the Watershields, but not much. ALL, discs play perfectly in my cheap Coby player and my finicky Samsung set top player/recorder. And, when I share with friends and family they report no problems either. I want to keep it simple. I love printing on Watershields. The Verbatims are not printable, but they make real pretty scans. (Just a side note: I’ve never had printable Verbatims scan as pretty as these.) Oh yeah, I forgot. I have Maxall print-to-the-hub MIJ’s, too. They score a lot like the TYG02’s.
Ok. So here’s the deal; I’d just as soon use the Watershields for printing and that’s it! And, keep the Verb’s around when I want to save a few quarters. This dilemma is not easy for me since I’m obsessive/compulsive. Any, thoughts you might share will be welcome and appreciated.