Saying you are using HP DVD+RW Media does not describe the actual DVD Media you are using. HP does not manufacture their own DVD media; they just purchase the media from a DVD media manufacture and then put it in HP Boxes. It is hit or miss when purchasing HP DVD media. To accurately describe your DVD media you need provide the Manufacture ID and Media Code (Example- RitekG05). You can obtain the Manufacture ID and Media Code by using DVDInfo Pro (http://www.dvdinfopro.com) or similar software utility.
Suggest running one of your HP DVD+RW media through DVDInfo Pro and check the Manufacture ID/Media Code and will most likely find that it was manufactured by CMC. CMC DVD media is suspect DVD media, which has been known to cause problems.
A little help in deciding which DVD media to use.
Suggest visiting the CD Freaks DVD Recorder Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61) for your particular DVD Burner and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported that work for them.
Suggest visiting the CD Freaks Media Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) and see which DVD Media other Forum members have reported as good reliable DVD media.
Suggest visiting the Video Help DVD Media List (http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia) and see what other users have reported about particular DVD Media.
Concerning the quality of DVD media. The saying â€œYou Only Get What You Pay Forâ€ fully applies to DVD media. If the price is cheap the quality is also probably cheap. Remember most dropouts, freezing, skipping and other related problems can be traced to cheap, inferior, substandard DVD media.
I am fully aware of the quality and performance of NEC DVD Burners. I have 3 NEC DVD Burners and fully believe they are an excellent product. I am also fully aware of Liggyâ€™s and Deeâ€™s firmware. All my NECâ€™s are running their firmware. I never suggested that your DVD Burner hardware was the source of your problems. If you review my comments I have been attempting to have you look into the particular DVD media you have been using. In seeing that you have JUST now revealed that you have been using HP DVD+RW media I can understand why you have been having your problems.
In posting #3 in this thread you stated that you were using AnyDVD-CloneDVD combination. That is why I made my comments concerning your implying your problems were related to the use of AnyDVD-CloneDVD software. If you review Olliâ€™s comments #2 in your posting thread in the CloneDVD Forum you will see that Olli clearly stated that your problem was not related to the use of AnyDVD-CloneDVD software. To refresh your memory Olli is the author of CloneDVD and was instrumental in the development of AnyDVD. I believe he is fully aware of what his software will and wonâ€™t do. Also donâ€™t attempt to cloud the issue by suggesting that somehow the PAL version of Collateral verses the NTSC version of Collateral had anything to do with your problems. Even suggesting that displays that fact that you donâ€™t even have a clue about the underlying cause of your problem.