[QUOTE=maineman;2294776]Let me try to explain…again.
Brand names generally tell you very little about any particular media.
The reason most of us recommend Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim media is that these are the most universally compatible and best overall quality media…period.
Sure, you can have good burns with Maxell…hopefully it was TY or MCC, but it may have been any one of the CMC, Prodisc, Ritek, Ricoh, Philips, etc., variety…[B]all of which [/B] can be found under the Maxell brand name!
The point is…it’s a crap shoot.
And yes, you can get good burns on crap too…again, a crap shoot.
And you may or may not find that your “good” burns aren’t so good a few months down the road.
Crap shoot…have I said that already?
I agree, Sony tends to make pretty good quality media, but typically, it is not as universally compatible as Verbatim or TY.
Burn problems can be caused by any number of factors. The fact remains, media (poor/marginal quality media or poorly compatible media) is the[B] most frequent cause [/B]of burn problems and NOT software.
[B]If users would post more specific problems, they would get fewer “generic” responses.[/B]
The devil’s in the details.[/QUOTE]