I know this has been asked to death. But optical drives are released at a fast pace and so old info quickly becomes outdated in a lot of cases.
So, I have an old but good CD player that is finicky with burned CD-Rs. It really needs low-jitter burns in order to play burned discs with any degree of reliability.
My BenQ DW1640 was pretty good at producing burns that would play more often than not, and it also had pretty darn low jitter. Unfortunately, it bit the dust.
My Samsung SH-S182D can also produce playable burns, but more often than not, they are extremely finicky, and it does not have the ability to report jitter on quality scans.
So my main questions are:
What is/are the best out of production CD burner(s)?
What is/are the best in production CD burner(s)?
And also, what is a good drive to do quality scans that supports reading jitter? Would it be worth it to try and get another DW1640?
Please note, when I refer to a "CD burner", I mean anything that can burn a CD, so it includes DVD combo drives and such.
I have a Pioneer BDR-S03J Blu-ray burner incoming, and I'm really hoping it will do quality low jitter CD burns, and will be able to scan jitter as well. Of course, with my luck, both or one of these will not be the case.