Originally posted by neoplex
[B]Even though the burns work fine in the DVD player and I've not had problems with data readback, the horrible scans are buggin me... Any suggestions (other than buying a new drive!)??
Yeah, I have a suggestion. Stop reading the scans and enjoy your drive.
Scans are very subjective, and vary by the drive you read the discs on when reporting the scans. Some models of LiteON DVD-ROM/DVD+R drives generate much higher error reports than others --for the exact same disc.
You could consider trying different media too, but as long as a disc reads and plays back fine for me, I consider it a good disc. I have yet to burn a coaster with my 2500A.
P.S. I don't get why people are using the 2500A as a reader. There are better DVD-ROM drives for reading and ripping, and with a good system, this also would allow for copying on the fly. A LiteOn 166S or Plextor 116A DVD drive is only $25-40 online, and well worth it. It's important to me how the NEC writes; I could care less how it reads.