I have been a long time user of my 3500 (running the latest MadDog 2.FD with RPC1 and riplock removal) and have superb results with burning DVD-R (PI max of ~12 and PIF max ~2), but I have had poor luck burning DVD+R media. I will try out the Liggy 2.TC and the modified 2.18 that some people seem to like. Any recommendations on what modified firmware to use on the 3500?
As you can see from the scans, the high PI values come at the beginning of the burn and decrease to the normal values for the drive of ~10.
I am using reliable Taiyo Yuden media (8x DVD+R and DVD-R) media. I have included a scan of one of 8x DVD+R discs burned at 8x and a 8x DVD-R burn for comparison. If there any recommendations for different firmwares to try, I am willng to try anything to improve these burns!!! Seems so strange to get these different results from nearly identical discs, just +/-.
DVD+R (with Maddog 2.FD):
DVD-R (Maddog 2-FD):
I rather not have to junk these discs, but doesn't make much sense to use +R when I get such good burns from the -R's...
Thanks for any help in advance,