forgive me if this is the wrong place but, being a newbie, it felt right.
I've recently upgraded my DVD player from a Philips 642 to a Denon-2910.. I've burnt a good amount of DVDs, most recently Ritek brand, and never had a single issue with the Philips. I've also recently switched to Taiyo Yuden discs since my Riteks were re-branded on me and I've come to understand that TYs are high quality.
Just last week, while watching my backup of Grandma's Boy (TY), I got horrible macroblocking and stuttering a few minutes in. Performing a quality scan with CDSpeed showed me quite an abomination:
DVD Identifier tells me that they're geniune TYs (YUDEN000T02). My burner is an Hitachi-LG (+R only) that came with my Dell laptop. When I scanned some of my old Ritek discs, they were better... but still had an error slope at the end with a mediocre quality score.
One of my recent burns (Ritek), however, has played flawlessly twice in the new Denon. The scan:
I have access to a Pioneer 109 that I've been doing my scanning on (Since the Hitachi doesn't support low-level scanning). It occured to me that the Hitachi might not like the TYs, so I decided to test them with the Pioneer. Below are two scans of TY discs burnt with the Pioneer, one at 4x and one at 8x (the rated speed of my media).
Basically, I'm unsure of where to go from here.. I'd like to be able to produce consistent burns that will play on my Denon without issue. I didn't spend all that money on the player to have to continue to use my Philips because it has better error tolerance.
What can be made of these four scans? Is my Hitachi burner going bad? Is my batch of TY media DOA? Should I burn the rest of my TY media on the Pioneer? Do either of those two scans look promising when compared to the scan of the disc that played?
Any help here would be greatly appreciated.