Using known proven quality error free Media in Pioneer DVD Drives negates any necessity in resorting to Media write strategy changes.[/quote] Unfortunately, this isn’t always true.
Pioneer drives sometimes have problems around 0.4 - 0.5 G with some write strategies, causing sudden extreme spikes in jitter and PIE/PIF. This can vary from individual drive to individual drive. For some media codes and drives this happens only some of the time and for others it happens always.
For my main Pioneer DVR-112(L) I’ve had to use MXL RG03 write strategy for my premium MXL RG04 media, to avoid such an ugly spike happening roughly half the time.
I’ve also had similar problems with other premium media with my Pioneer 111 series drives.
I have the scans to prove it if necessary.
I don’t mess around with write strategy swaps unless I think it’s necessary, but for my Pioneer 111/112 drives I’ve had to do this.