Well, I got them returned. I exchanged both the opened pack and the unopened pack for two new unopened ones. Good customer service.
Anyway, they're better... I think? But still I'm worried about them. This time, everything is perfect, probably better than my good batch from last year for most of the disc except for one thing: GOES COMPLETELY HAYWIRE AT THE LAYER BREAK. Included are the scan and the TRT of a disc from the new batch.
Is this a problem or just my BenQ exaggerating the layer break? It did pass the verification in Imgburn.
Also, how do you go about finding where the layer break is in terms of playback time?
edit Lastly, am I crazy or should I try burning these at 4x or 6x? Does 2.4x always yield the best possible results?
Disc: Verbatim 2.4x DVD+R DL
Media ID: MKM 001
Drive: Pioneer DVR-111D @ 111L 8.29
Burn Speed: 2.4x
Burn Software: Imgburn, build mode