Best suitable DL media for Plextor 740a (verbatim?)

Hey guys,

I suppose this question is “stupid” enough to be posted here, so it is. For those who have a plextor 740a or know the answer to this question: what is the better dual layer media for this drive? I was going to go with verbatim anyhow as i know they are pretty good, but a few stupid reviews over at newegg had me on the fence.

thanks,

Chris

Verbatim 2.4x burned at 2.4x is recommended

Only at 2.4x? Because of the firmware bug?

For highest quality I would recommend 2.4x.
But if you want to comprimise you allways can go faster.

On the 740a and Verbatim DVD+R DL media:

Any idea how to change the booktype in DVD Decryptor or ImgBurn? I go into Tools/Drive/Change Booktype/Plextor tab. Then when I go to Change For “(for DVD+R DL Media)”, the Current Setting says “Unknown (Failed!)”.

I have Plextor 1.02 firmware.

Thanks,

DY

We have an excellent specialist Plextor drives forum here - someone there may be able to help over there.

Transferring…

To change the booktype, you must use the BenQ tab instead of the Plextor tab.

I already tried that: all my Verbatim DVD+R DLs are coming out coasters regardless if I use DVD Decrytpor or the PgcEdit/Imgburn combo.

I see. You can try and crossflash your PX-740a to a BenQ 1640 and see if it improves any. If it doesnt, you could always crossflash it back to a 740 in case you need to RMA your burner.