Got my Benq 1620 retail box a few days ago and so far I am disappointed. Out of the box, I kept getting session errors with Nero two seconds into the burn (2 coasters), using Maxell DVD+R 8x. After a firmware upgrade to the latest version, my DVD burner successfully burned a DVD (using Nero 188.8.131.52). After scanning it though, I found lots of PI errors and failures and only 96% quality. Subsequent burns gave me quality in the region of 93 to 96. After looking through the forum, I found that some had better success and less errors. However, it seems that some people have good scans with a particular media while others don’t have as good scans on the SAME media even though they are using the same burner.
Why isn’t there one standard media that doesn’t give these errors? I should be able to go out and buy a pack of DVD+R’s and not worry about the compatibility. I can’t believe that I have to go to Best Buy and spend more money on another media brand for the purpose of testing it (as opposed to the purpose of actually using it to reliably back up my data). How many media brands will I have to “test” before I get one that gives few errors?
Is it just me, or are there are others that feel the same way?