I have a standalone that would not read dvd-shrink backup movies with the BenQ 8x dvd-r with the original 47F9 out of the box, even at 4x.
Standalone is Samsung DVD-P231 (Dec 29/03 purchased).
I upgraded to the 47N9 and it worked at 4x, haven't tried 8x yet.
I want to scan disks so bad tho, that I'll backdown to the 47L9 to be able to do it. I've done about 25 scan so far with the old firmware, looking forward to doing lots more. Hope I get the PO numbers with the newer firmware.
Really opened my eyes about the 'cheap' disks I bought in the past.