Current LiteON DVD-writers: How good/bad is CD writing?

vbimport

#1

Ok, so nowadays people use to burn more DVDs than CDs, but still these drives are sold with the capability of writing CDs too. So what is your experience?

I’m asking because i saw some ugly things before (see: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1662864&postcount=409 ) but i put it down to early fimware. Now - while trying to find out if buying an ultra-expensive CD-only writer (Plextors Premium 2) was really a smart move - i’ve just taken a glance at the deepest pit that scanning hell has to offer:

Yuden (Cyanine Dye):
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1749050&postcount=90
Verbatim (Azo Dye):
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1749068&postcount=91
Sony (Phthalocyanine Dye):
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1749193&postcount=92

Take note that writing speed was 16x! One should think that plain (and easy) CLV would be something the engineers have mastered by now. Apparently not.


#2

well my 20A1H w/ LL07 did a spectacular job with SONY media. by spectacular I mean I had C2 values approaching 1000 in cd/dvd scan.


#3

Only burned one CD-R with my LH-20A1P so far. it was Verbatim Super AZO Crystal Made in India and it burned with an average 16% jitter according to a BenQ scan! :eek:

I didn’t save the scan because it was with the original firmware KL05 and I just wanted to make sure the drive wasn’t defective before installing unofficial formware on the drive.

I’ll get back to this thread when I have burned some more CDs with that drive.