[QUOTE=DrageMester;2001479]On average, yes I think MCC 004 is better than YUDEN000 T03.
Why not wait and see how good your discs are instead of expecting the worst based on bad reports here on CDFreaks? Not all Verbatim branded YUDEN000 T03 are bad or mediocre - some of it is good.[/QUOTE]
In my overall experience with Verbatim 16x YUDEN000T03 I find that - writting with only a slimline notebook burner: the NEC/Optiarc AD7543A - verbatim burn quality is nothing worse than the quality of Plextor 16x TY discs. From the one disc that I burned so far, I can see rather good PIF’s but soso PI’s.
Explanation for the files:
ricohjpnr02.png is a burn with my rather old NEC AD2510A with factory firmware, dunno what version it had back then. The burn is performed at 2.4x I guess. Maybe 4x, but not faster. I never burn faster than 4x for the sake of the lifetime expectancy of the burned DVD.
CMCMAGE01_NEC2510A2.F8QUIKEE.PNG is self explanatory: CMC MAG E01 media burned with a nec 2510A with 2.F8 maddog firmware modded by quikee. Quite a nice burn imho.
nec2510A.jpg recent burn of my 2510A flashed with firmware 2.0A. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea? Media used is Plextor 16x +R TYT03
nec7543A.jpg Same media as above, but burned with Optiarc/NEC 7543A with 1.0I firmware by Liggy. Burned at 4x, scanned at “max” setting.
nec7543A_2.jpg Same writer but different media: my all new Verbatim 16x +R TYT03. Burned at 2.4x, scanned at 4x.
elizabeth_nerodvdspeed6x.png Same situation as above but scanned in the 7543A burner with CDDVDSpeed from nero suite.
cars_nerodvdspeed6x.png is plextor 16x +R TYT03, actually same as the first kprobe scan from the 7543 burned disc, but now scanned in the exact same manner as the above one.