What to try?
I am using a 451 -> 832S (firmware CG5G) and I have recently started getting unsatisfactory burns. This started exactly when I got new media (Verbatim MCC 02RG20). From the reviews I’ve read it seems that I may have a bad batch as people seem very pleased with this media. I am consistently getting PI’s averaging in the high 300’s/low 400’s and PIF’s around 4. Prior to this media I was getting some very nice burns (always PI’s less than 100 and PIF’s around 1 or 2) using the same firmware. I did a reset of learnt media ('cause I didn’t know what else to try) and that of course didn’t change anything. I get similar result when I use the VS0E firmware.
Did I just get a bad batch or is their something else I should try?
Of note. It burns data files fine, but when I play my DVD backups they are practically unwatchable at times (on my old crappy RCA DVD player).
Thanks for any help