Help, Media Burining Problem!

vbimport

#1

Hi all,

I don’t know all the ins and outs of all the media out there. I read the thread that talks about good and bad media, but I have a problem, and am not sure if something is wrong. First, I have a LiteOn SOHW-832S with the latest CG5G firmware. I downloaded omni patcher, opened the CG5G firmware, applied the latest tweaks, saved the firmware, and then executed the file, which loaded the firmware onto the drive. I know that + usually get better results than - but, that is all I have. I am attaching 3 pictures.

  1. This is burned on my FRIENDS DVD Burner @ 4x (He has a LiteON but with old stock firmware).

Manufacturer : ProdiscF01
Code : -
Disc Type : DVD-R
Usage : General
Recording Layer : -
Recording Speed : 2 X - 8 X
Capacity : -

Additional Capacity : -
Overburn Capacity : -

  1. This is burned on MY DVD Burner @ 4x

Manufacturer : ProdiscF01
Code : -
Disc Type : DVD-R
Usage : General
Recording Layer : -
Recording Speed : 2 X - 8 X
Capacity : -

Additional Capacity : -
Overburn Capacity : -

  1. This is also burned on MY DVD Burner @ 4x

Manufacturer : RITEKG04
Code : -
Disc Type : DVD-R
Usage : General
Recording Layer : -
Recording Speed : 2 X - 4 X
Capacity : -

Additional Capacity : -
Overburn Capacity : -

I am not sure why my Prodisc’s do not burn well. The pic I am showing you is from the better out of a few Prodiscs I have burned. I first tried burning one at 8x and is was much worse. Why is my friends so much better? Am i doing something wrong? Is there some tweaks I need to do. I have a 50 pack spindle of the prodisc media. Please help. Thanks.

SuperG


#2

Have you tried a reset learn using the [thread=112103]EEPROM Utility v2[/thread]. Make sure you backup your EEPROM first ;).


#3

Thanks for the idea. I read up on it, and did what you suggested. It seems to be a little better. I read that it could take like 5 burns to start getting better results. I am not sure exactly what to make of my results. I am posting pics of the first few burns done directly after using the reset learn.

These are all the following:


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:ProdiscF01]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Prodisc Technology Inc.]
Manufacturer ID : [ProdiscF01]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

ALL are burned at 8x on my burner.

  1. First one after reset:

  1. Second one after reset:

  1. Third one after reset:

  1. Fourth one after reset:

  1. Fifth one after reset:

  1. Sixth one after reset:

  1. Seventh one after reset:

  1. Eight one after reset:

  1. Nineth one after reset:

  1. Tenth one after reset:

  1. Eleventh one after reset:

Are these OK? Is there something I am doing wrong? Or is there something else I need to do to make it better? Thanks again.

SuperG


#4

@ SuperG
Those aren’t great, but they are within specs for the most part. 1st disc is a coaster with the end PIF tower. 3rd one is a coaster with the middle PIF mountain. #11 has the beginning PIF tower above 4…might be a coaster. All the rest are passable, though not as good as results that you would get if you were using better media. This may be all that you will get with these discs. Just use the EEPROM reset tool any time you get an ugly burn. For the ‘4 burns after a reset’ thing, some have done 4 separate 1GB burns on one disc in multi-session format to not risk many wasted discs…you could try that, tho your second burn was OK.

Other options, you could try a burn at 4x to see what you get. You could also trade them to your friend and then get some better stuff…my new favorite is the FujiFilm-branded 8x +R with ‘Made In Japan’ printed next to the UPC symbol(known as MIJ). They are on sale at Best Buy(USA) for $20/50discs every other week it seems. They have an MID of YUDEN000T02.


#5

Unfortunately ProdiscF01 is average to low quality in many drives.
In my personal view Fuji branded ProdiscF01 media are not good as older Fuji ProdiscS03 but my Liteon 1213@1653@CS0M can doubt burn ProdiscF01 @12x -I also tried changed strategy to FUJIFILM03 (supposed Fuji DVD-R to be made by Prodisc too,but same poor results)

Also depends on brand sold.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=77177&page=2&pp=25&highlight=ProdiscF01

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=907929&postcount=101

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=839749&postcount=244

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=77177&page=3#post993404

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?dvdmediasearch=&dvdmediadvdridsearch=ProdiscF01&type=6&size=All&dvdburnspeed=All&order=Views%2FPopularity&hits=25&search=Search+or+List+Media


#6

Are all those you said really coasters. They seem to read ok on my dvd-rom drive. I always thought upto ~ 250 on the PI was OK. With the exception of the first one, most of them seem to be below this level.

Thanks for the info on burning them multi-session, never thought of that.

I always thought Prodisc was descent media. From the different reviews here, I was under the impression that Prodisc was in the mid-upper range. I know ricoh and taiyo are top level, but I remember people saying that Prodiscs are better than the Ritek Ridata, but just look at my first post with the scan of my ridata, it seems to be very good. I wish I had known they would be this bad ahead of time. I may have no choice but to keep an eye out for those TYs on sale. Thanks.

SuperG