Thanks for the help. I'm using DVD+R TY 4x rebadged as Samsung.
Anyway...I might as well try to get more exposure on this.
I burnt 4 test DVD+Rs, indentical data of about 4.1GB.
1) firmware v1.07 beta 9, 6x
2) 1.07 beta 9, 8x
3) 1.06 w/riplock (dangerous bros), 8x
4) 1.06 oem firmware, 8x
now...ALL read tests using nero and dvdinfopro result in errors. There is a large negative spike on Nero Speed on every disk using the 2500a. There are hundreds of errors on each disk using DVDINFOPro.
I even tried using my older Samsung OEM DVD-ROM 8x, and I get the same "UNRECOVERED READ ERROR" about 3 minutes into the Nero Speed test.
what can I do? thanks