After owning this drive for ~4 months, i just sterted doing some DL burns. In the past ive had the best luck with verbatim SL discs in my 3550A, so i picked up a 5 pack of Verbatim +R DL discs to try my luck on. The transfer rate looked good, but the quality scan isnt the best. The backup also skipped in spots on my ps2 (only dvd drive player i have at the moment). The original actaully seemed to skip worse however making me think the PS2 needs to be cleaned or replaced with a real dvd player. The image created during backup played flawless on the computer, so i know its not a bad backup. Anyway, here are my scans. Any other disc or other reccomendations from you guys with the same drive / firmware?
Scanned with a sony dru700 since cd/dvd speed wouldnt scan DL discs on the NEC!
Burned at 4x with imgburn:
Burned at 8x: