Is there any good media for the SOHW1673S?

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#1

Can anyone tell me any media that is compatible with the lite-on SOHW1673S, and give good burns at 8x or higher, or atleast at 6x? And if so where can I purchase it. Thank you very much for the help.

Peace.


#2

I am having good results with Verbatim 16X (MCC004) from Supermediastore.com (although they are being totally worthless in helping resolve a significant rebate from the last 100 I bought, which I will consider next time I am in need) but these are now on the shelf at BestBuy and Circuit City which will price match +10% the current sale at Micro Center, something like $11.99/25. If your’e not in the US, good luck.


#3

Thanks alot for the help guys. I’m new to interpreting the diagrams but I’ll try.


#4

read the “Changing DVD+/-R write strategies” thread. Gives much more insight on how to read PI/PIF scans. Generally PI>280 & PIF>4 for sustained periods is considered a good burn, although I have found that PI<100 will begin to cause skipping/freezing problems in el cheapo DVD standalone players.


#5

Thanks “The_Black_Wizard” for all those excellent strategy swapping results. I’ve move them to the [thread=100190]Changing DVD±R write strategies (results thread)[/thread] so everyone can see them when looking for better strategies for there media ;).

I hope that okay jaycute. At this stage I think you would be better off been told what media works well, without a strategy swap :).

The_Black_Wizard, I had to delete this post because the thread was a results only thread, so I’ll answer it here:

Thanks for your kind words :). I think you are doing very well and we appreciate you sharing the results with us. I know this takes lots of time and media to do. Your results look very promising. Make sure as a last test you do a Nero CD-DVD Speed transfer rate test with your drives read speed set to 12x or 16x. If you get a smooth CAV curve then your burn is indeed a good one.

The last time I was in Australia was a couple of years ago when I was on a business trip. Most of my vacations are spent skiing or in Fiji :).


#6

CodeKing, will do Nero CD/DVD speed test and post in “Changing DVD+/=R write strategies”. Also, should I use the same burner as I wrote with to do the Nero test or should it be in another burner or DVD-ROM?


#7

Using the same burner is fine but it can be done in a 12x/16x DVD-ROM drive as well.


#8

Thanks. SOHD-167T v9S19@16xR_16xRW_10xDVD9(thanks to you :bow: :bow: :bow: ). Will start now.


#9

Didn’t mean to hijack the thread, but I have got some MCC003 dvd+r’s.

I didn’t realise that they were poor disks until I started reading this forum.

Since I have about 200 of them I just wondered if anyone knows if there is a better writing strategy than the default one in the JS07 firmware.

Any help is greatly appreciated :slight_smile:


#10

MCC003(Verbatim) ARE very good quality discs :iagree: . I used the MCC003 strategy to REPLACE CMC MAG E01 in 1673S.JS05


#11

Here are scans from 8x burns on MCC003 media using default JS07 firmware.

Unsure as to how good these are.