I just got my 1655 retail (BCGB) in yesterday and started doing some test burns. For some unknown reason it doesn’t burn Verbatim 8x DVD+R (MCC 003). It either fails to initiate the burn or it burns at it’s lowest speed, 2.4x
Then I tried some 16x Verbatim DVD+R MCC 004 and it burns fine at 16x, 12x and 8x.
Then I tried some 16x Verbatim DVD-R (MCC 03RG20) and it burns fine at 16x, 12x and 8x
Of course the results wasn’t too impressive with Nero’s Disc Quality scans when burning at 16x for both +/-R.
8x was the sweet spot for DVD-R with the 1655 as for +R
CD-R burning was very good using CMC Mag Type 6 media:
For some reason the burner just won’t burn my 8x speed rated DVD+R. Bad batch maybe? Cuz this batch is pretty old, dates back to last year 2005.