Ok did some more testing, and i’ve found the problem
After reading the discs, then playing the image on the virtual drive, and watching it on my laptop the quality was perfect. The brightness was there and all seemed great. This got me thinking that if if runs perfectly on my comp then it must be to do with the writing stage.
Now racking the old brain cells (note the plural) , the only thing i was doing different (besides the version number) was witht v1 i had set the write speed to 4x NOT max and in v2 it was set to max.
Now with the UK version of Finding Nemo (which doesn’t actually come out til fri ), I wrote one disc at 4x and one disc at max… I bet you can guess where this is going ;)… there was a huge difference in contrast and brightness…
What i find weirder, with my pionner 106d if i write at max speed, it takes 14mins 32 secs BUT if i write at 4x it took 28mins 48secs. (both from the same image)
To me that looks as though my 4x drive is writing at 8x!!! Of course the media i’m using (ritek, ritekg.04 dye) are only rated at 4x, which may explain the poorer quality.
I think i’m gonna have to buy some 8x speed media and see the results!!! Anyone had any experience in this??
At least i figured out the problem but it’s intriging if i can get 8x results (quality ones) from my 4x drive, or possably because i am pushing the drive beyond it’s parameters i will always get bad results…hmmmmmmmmm still working on it
Now to Olli, what is the difference in selceting 4x and max??? Is there anything underlying besides just the faster speed? (Of course)