I just got a Pioneer DVR-116D and have a small concern that someone could maybe help me out with. Previously, I had been burning with a Sony and occasionally only saw the normal 2 to 3 times during a burn device buffer drop to Zero and respike or the crazy fluctuations in the first two minutes or so in the Buffer going crazy. Never had any real problems there or burns coming out bad so I never paid it much mind.
Now, however, after putting in the Pioneer I noticed two things that are new to me.
~1) Buffer fills up 100% and device buffer constantly fluctuates between 87%-100% which seems to directly relate to time remaining countdown in a -1 -1 +1 -2 count.
~2) About midway though the burn I pretty much saw the write speed conk down to next to nothing and then rev back up.
Now, both the burns I made so far seem ok, but I guess I wanted to ask if this was normal and anyone else had this expirience.
Just some background also, burning at 4X on Sony 16D01 media, defaulty options in DVD decrypter (Changed the buffer to 30 at first and reduced it back to 20, same issue) Running on a P4 2.8 Ghz with Hyper threading, HD and DVD Drive running on UDMA 4 and UDMA 5. 1 gig DDR ram.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.