I have had my 2500a a feew weeks now and I don't seem to be able to get it to produce a decent quality burn even at 4x.
At the moment I am only doing movies, but this does not bode well for the many GB of data I want to back up.
Pictures follow in follwing posts....
At first I tried the Verbatim 4x -R media (the MCC 02 ones made in India) and could not play the DVDs burnt at 6x and 8x in my dvd player, they got all jerky towards the end, but the 4x one wored.
I then thought that it might be better to try +R media. I went for the Datasafe RICOH 01 discs from svp. I saw what good results people were getting with Herrie's 1.07b6 with this disc so changed to that and gave it a go. I got similar results with stock 1.06.
I know that the 4X seems okay-ish, but the fact that there is such a difference between my experiences with burning above 4x and everyone else - even with Verbatim media - makes me think that
A.) I am doing something wrong
B.) There is something wrong with my 2500a
The results are below
EDIT: I have since found another thread with similar issues. It might be better to post any thoughts in there: