I recently purchased a 1650. Not too happy with the results on the mcc 004 at 16x as many are. They burn ok at 12x and probably lower.
My question is why so many of you burn at 8x on a 16x burner. And more importantly, I see many posts where many of you have “retired” perfectly working 8x-12x burners for a 16x burner only to burn at 8x.
I was simply curious as to what is gained by purchasing a newer burner (16x) and intentionally burning at a slower speed. In my case, in retrospect, it seems that my old nec 2500a did an adequate job burning cdr’s at 32x and dvd’s at 8x.
Is there some other aspect such as reading in Nero, etc… that justifies buying a 16x burner, even if the cost is very reasonable at the moment?
I’m not trying to be a wise guy with this inquiry. Just trying to gain some insight and determine if there is more that I could be doing with the 1650 than what I did previously with a slightly slower burner.