Big recording problems with 4550

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#1

I just bought a Nec 4550 hoping to improve the record quality of my dvds, but I still have a lot of problems!
I use Ritek R03 +R printable and, while Nero (7.0.8.2) verifies the data correctly, when I try Nero Speed it shows the attached results.

What can I do? Please help me!

Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A
Firmware: 1.07
Tipo di disco:: DVD+R (RITEK R03)
Velocità selezionata: 8 X
PI errors
MAX: 6582
media: 2054.66
Totale: 31513890
PI failures
MAX: 1550
media: 271.82
Totale: 4137670
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scansione statistiche
Tempo trascorso: 9:46
Number of samples: 16605
Intervallo scansione medio: 8.03 ECC
Anomalie eliminate: 0


#2

They were burned at what speed?


#3

2.4x… is it better to burn faster?


#4

Better burn them at their rated speeds, in this case 8x. :wink:


#5

Thanks! Tomorrow I’ll try one at 8x!


#6

I have the same discs…got them from Memorex, they are good discs and burn in my NEC-4551A just great @ 8X (much better than the CMC Memorex -R’s). However, I won’t be buying memorex again because of the hit&miss disc quality and the fact that I want something faster (16x) which you can’t even buy in stores.


#7

I thought that, like CDs, even if one is 52x it’s better not to burn so fast… Instead for DVDs is always better to burn at their higher speed!


#8

8X is good to go! Also 4550 is not a great scan burner! If it is a DVD video, how does it play?


#9

Most of the times my burns at 4x are better than 8 or 16x. Not much, but noticable in the stats. I’ve tried slower burns sometimes, and they are much worse, but not to the extent as in this example.

Burning quality improved a lot when I switched to the Mad Dog firmware, and the drive became more silent as some mechanical sounds from the drive when burning disappeared. I haven’t tried the latest NEC 1.07 firmware, but I can definitely recommend the Mad Dog f1. It also allows bitsetting on regular dvd5 media.


#10

ok, thank you everybody!