Originally posted by Jamos
[B]its just sad that people love that media so much..its so variable i could show you scans that wildly vary from disk to disk even using herries g04 patch, im definatly not a fan of that media..sure you may be lucky for a batch or two..but once you get a bad one..well youll see;)
personally i really love prodisc dvd+r 4x media cheap at .65 each and imho alot more reliable than riteks. burns very nice with herries 107 beta 7 fw. [/B]
The main voicers of Ritek are the Europeans (UK myself) as it is the most readily available half decent media that is sold as being A grade. No TY to be found here.. certainly not at decent prices.
I myself use DATASAFE Ritek G04s - and as you said even the results of these seem to vary pack to pack. But one thing is for sure.. even with PI hitting 1000 on some discs (Liteon165H) they still play on my 4 year old Sony DVD player which is extremly picky.
A while back i read few good things about the PRODISCS03.. and they were cheaper than my Riteks.. i couldn't believe the burns at x8 with them. So i got hold of some from SVP under the Bulkpaq label.
They turned out to be complete crap for me. Writting above 3.8G was giving me speed graphs that looked more like a graph of my angry heartbeat. After 3 straigh coasters they went back and SVP where understanding enough to swap them for my regular Datasafe Riteks.
One day i hope to have graphs that remotely match what i see on these forums.. bring on 1.08 !