I seek your considered and learned advice on this issue:
As a movie editor and DVD lay-out’er I need a reliable recorder that can write DVD+RW DL disks suitable for DVD mastering.
We recently bought a couple of Targa computers (a brand I will happily recommend to enemies and competitors) and have tried to burn DLs on them without much success.
We have tried different software, e.g. Ulead Workshop 2, Adobe Encore DVD, Nero, ImgBurn and CloneDVD2.
We have tried four different drives of the type Targa supplies, namely Toshiba-Samsung SD-R5372, fw TU15.
We have tried a range of media from the most expensive to the cheapest but have not been able to attain any kind of reliable production, in fact over a period of several months we have only successfully managed to produce a couple of DL DVDs. Single-layer and CDs work fine. In other words, we have invested thousands of pounds with no result to show for it at all.
We’re quite happy to give up on the Toshiba drives, the computers or whatever else it takes - we just need results. Which is the best course of action? A friend recommended using LG GSA-4166B drives. Is this an opinion seconded by the group?