Silly me. There I was burning some Verbatim DVD-Rs on firmware 1.05 (Plextor 716A) thinking, “Cool. Latest firmware. This should go fine.”
Nope. Two coasters in a row. So I figure… hmmm… this didn’t happen with 1.04, I think I’ll check Plextor’s website – and sure enough there’s 1.06 saying they fixed some bugs introduced in 1.05.
So the big question is do those “bugs” include fixing Verbatim DVD-R media problems? Otherwise I’m sticking with 1.04. Too many coasters already.