I received my dw-1650 this week. I posted once previously regarding the starting and stopping during a disc quality check. After help from this forum, it appears that this is a universal problem.
More importantly, I purchased a Liteon 165P a week or two before the 1650. This went into a new Compaq. I then put the 1650 into a Dell 8400 which is less than a year old. I removed an nec 2500a. Although I have a very good handle on computer hardware, I do very little burning, and as such, most of you will forget more than I know!!
My question relates to the 1650 and whether it is a good dvd burner. I tested out a Verbatim MCC-004.8 disc (16x) by randomly adding enough files through explorer to fill up the disc. I burned it at 16x. I installed q-suite after the burn, and it indicated that this media could not be burned at higher than 8-12x. The 16x burn was goodthrough 80% of the burn when I used Nero for a disc quality check, but at about 80% I got a ton of red spikes (pf errors I guess), and the score quickly dropped to 0. I tried checking with different speeds, all to no avail. When checking it on my liteon 165P, it came up with a media error and could not even read through the whole disc.
My liteon burns these discs quite reliably at 16x, and my nec 2500a quite well at 8x, its max. I know that these benq burners seem to be well respected by everyone. Any reason, based on the media being of good quality, and the burner not being defective, that the last 20% of the disc would burn poorly?
I tried a few 48x cdr burns with cmc media and they were very good.
Thanks. I would post scans but I've never done it with Nero before.