As a comparison, here is what I get with GQ brand 8x +R disks from Fry's. As you can see, these are TERRIBLE results. Yet it still plays on my home theater DVD player (Toshiba SD4800).
Now, here is what I get from Fujifilm brand disks, which cost about $0.05 more per disk than the GQ Brand:
Clearly, I will never buy GQ brand again!!
I thought my drive was crap, but more to the point, my MEDIA was crap. Of course, BTC is sort of crap is since it does so poorly with some media whereas other drives will still be able to use them.