Best Media for a particular Burner

Has anyone matched DVD Media (Brand & Media code + Country) that works best with a particular Brand Burner and firmware.

My best combination has been:

BENQ DW1640 firmware BSRB with Verbatim 16X + media MCC004 Twain

Yes I have.

Drive - firmware: Samsung SH-S203N / SB01 (FB FR) Enhanced by "C0deKing"
MID: Verbatim Branded 16x DVD-R MCC03RG20
Write Strategy: MXLRG04

Some of my favorite combos:

Pioneer DVR-112L 8.25 + MCC-004 (MCC-003 strat)
BenQ EW164B BEFB + YUDEN000-TO2-000
Samsung SH-S203B SB01 + MAXELL-002 (MAXELL-003 strat)
Plextor PX-712A + MCC-002 (overspeed 8x)
Plextor PX-708A + MCC-002

Worst combo ever: Lite-on SOHW-811S + RiTEK G04

[quote=tropic;2147838]Some of my favorite combos:

Pioneer DVR-112L 8.25 + MCC-004 (MCC-003 strat)[/quote]Do you really get an improvement by switching write strategy for MCC 004 in a Pioneer DVR-112, which is a very good combination to begin with (at least for the burn speeds I use) ?

Have you posted any examples of this improvement?

[QUOTE=MegaDETH;2147751]Yes I have.

Drive - firmware: Samsung SH-S203N / SB01 (FB FR) Enhanced by "C0deKing"
MID: Verbatim Branded 16x DVD-R MCC03RG20
Write Strategy: MXLRG04[/QUOTE]

Ooh ooh do you have a scan you could share? MCC03RG20 for my SB02 S203N has really high PIE, but fairly low PIF. I’ve all but given up on using it for this media, opting to use my H62N for MCC -R. Really interested in this swapping thing, but I have no experience with it… :wink: :stuck_out_tongue:

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2147907]Do you really get an improvement by switching write strategy for MCC 004 in a Pioneer DVR-112, which is a very good combination to begin with (at least for the burn speeds I use) ?

Have you posted any examples of this improvement?[/QUOTE]
I don’t know whether there’s an an actual improvement in burn quality. DQ scans with BenQs and Liteys show marginally lower PIE and PIF, and jitter graphs drop significantly even if they’re a little rougher. I have no idea what this means in terms of burn quality or long-term readability, though.

I’ll post a comparison in the next day or so if you’re interested. It might be nice to establish whether there’s a real difference outside my own head. :wink:

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2147907]Have you posted any examples of this improvement?[/QUOTE]
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/pio-112l-mcc-004-stock-vs-mcc-003-strat-255278/