I bought my unit in december and since that time i recorded dvd from 4 diferent brands: Patinum(CMC MAG. AE1), TDK(TTG02), Verbatim (MCC) and Sony (SONY D11).
These scans where made at 8x mostly.
I’ve tried the original and modified firmware.
The machine is a PIII 800 with 512 ram. Everithing seems to be alright in the bios. I instaled a new ide cable for the dvd unit(its working alone in the secondary channel)
The only good dvd media seems to be MCC (for my unit), am them TDK. As for the platinum, i burned 25 and no more then ten had aceptable PIF(below 12, with no high red peaks).
TDK is the second most reliable so far for me.
At “safe” burning speeds i get these results, i dont know if i can do anything about it.
This woldnt be a problem if i only had MCC ones, but i have 20 more from sony!
Any tips to make this unit more tolerant?