[qanda]This thread is about the LG GH22NP20, Black. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello; I’ve read a recent GH22LP20 review and I am getting very different results when burning Verbatim DVD+R 16x.
First of all, the drive in the comparison is the Lightscribe-capable model (GH22LP20), and the one I used was GH22NP (not lightscribe capable). I did not expect to see so many differences between both models as I saw in DVD+R quality.
Secondly, the drive was bought the day before starting these tests, and before that I flashed the drive with the latest firmware (1.04).
Finally, the discs were quality-scanned in a quite old but still working Pioner DVR-109 1.58, because the Lg drive is not able to do this.
The results are in the attachments. 16x , 12x and 4x recording speed. Media Dvd+r 16x Verbatim
The one I recorded at 12x speed had continuous buffer underrun because I had just installed it and I hadn’t realized it was being recognized in PIO mode. Solved it before recording the others.
Comments: At least too much P2 in all of them. It seems 12x is the best one, despite buffer underruns. It’s said that quality scans are very reader-dependant and that they are only useful to see what is the best speed. But I’m worried this is not normal in a new drive.
Any comments, suggestions, questions? Do you think the drive I bought could have problems worrying enough to send it for replacement? Should I try with another kind/brand of media? Should I scan with another drive??