Hello, I'm recently joined the forum in hopes that I can shed some light on my problem. I have felt the need to back up some of my dvds now that have a dvd burner so I went roaming the internet to find out how I could do so. I found this site and I learned a lot by lurking and reading but I'm now puzzled at the result of my what I have implmented.
I read that lite on dvd burners are superior for burning DVD to other drives. I was dismayed but I found out in a topic here that my Sony DVD RW DW D22A is actually SOHW-1633S. So following the suggestions in the topic I used Omnipatcher to crossflash the SOHW-1653S CS0T firmware(got everything from codeguys and followed their instructions for crossflashing so I don't think that's the problem).
It also seem that a majority of people on these forums think that Taiyo Yuden DVD are the best for burning. So I ordered a 100 stack from RIMA and confirmed they are real by reading the FAQ on the discs.
So I started on copying some of my collection, using DVD shrink and Nero at 4x with deep analysis set to smooth. After burned the first 4 discs I decided I should use the K-Probe to test the quality of my burns. To my dismay they look nothing like the example burns.(see attached)
I haven't tried watching a discs all the way through but the 30 mins or so of the first one I watched seemed fine. My question is are these results(which seem to be average for the 4 burns) good or are these DVD actually really messed up. I'm only posting this because my results look so unusual compared to the others in the topic regarding good PI/PIF.
Forgive me if a answer to this question is posted elsewhere, I just don't want to waste so much time and money and end up with a stack of costers.
I have attached a copy of the K-Probe report and the graph. As you can see the max jumps up to 200-300 in dozens of places in both graphs. Could my drive, media or burning software be the problem?