I have been having some problems burning some CMCMag E01 8x DVD+R DVD’s as well as some other dvd’s on my Pioneer 109 (before you say, this should be in the pioneer section, its more to do with my liteOn)
I scan the burnt dvd with my old LiteOn 451s which has been flashed to a 832s (& recently to 811 quality patched firmware), my kprobe results & Nero CD Speed results are really crappy, I also had an NEC 3540 drive for a day or two & done some burns, again I wasnt at all happy with the results.
Could it be that it isnt my Pioneer 109, or the NEC which I sent back, but indeed the LiteOn 451s that I am using to scan these dvd’s?
Any advice would be appreciated, as when I look on this forum I see people with the exactly the same burner & media as me, but are getting MUCH better results, the only difference is that they are using a LiteOn SOHW - 1693S as their drive to scan with.
Here are some results so you can see:
This is a “Datasafe 8x DVD-R”
This is a “Datasafe 8x DVD+R”
Now a “Ridisc Ritek Xtreme 8x DVD-R”
Even a yuden doesnt exactly knock your socks off…
I am wondering whether to purchase the LiteOn 1693 drive, so I can have another drive to burn with, so if I get media which my Pioneer doesnt like, then maybe the liteOn might, also I can continue with KProbe by buying the Liteon.
I also have some results that I saved when I had the NEC 3540, but they are even worse than the above results, so far the best result I have had was with a pack of “Datasafe 8x DVD-R (CMCMag AE1)” I was getting PI figures of around 8-20, but Datasafe vary the dye each time you buy a new pack, so you cant be sure if you are getting CMCMag, TTG02, TTH02 etc…