Well after owning a Sony DRU-500A for a couple of years I decided to upgrade to the NEC-3540A.
I’ve been using the new drive to perform quality scans on some of the media I burned with the Sony - is this a valid way to compare performance between the drives (as I couldn’t do quality scanning with the Sony anyway)?
If it is a valid guide to the media quality, then the burns I’ve been doing with my Sony are terrible, especially the earlier burns on poor media. Indeed, these earlier discs no longer play all the way through on my DVD player. Even the recent burns I’ve been doing on the MCC media looks pretty bad and I thought these were fine (as they play fine in the DVD player). The scans of the new burns done with the NEC are a complete contrast.
Any comments on these (posts to follow)?