I have been reviewing some of the disks that I have burnt in the past 2 months… and I am only recently been educating myself on the “art” of burning via this forum (thanks folks!).
I noticed a couple of interesting results.
I was ready to get rid of my Ritek G05 DVD-R 8x discs because of bad burns…
esp. when i borrowed a TY DVD+R disc to compare.
Then, I got curious to find out why some of my earlier disks i burnt were playing fine on my KLH DVD player (rebadged APEX 1220)…so i took one to check… I was surprised to find it to be a pretty good scan.
They key difference was that my previous scans were on the same DW-D18A burner with stock VS02 firmware… but on a Win2k PC.
I recently bought a new WinXP PC and moved my burner there… and then after some unsucesful burns - upgraded the firmware - only to realise that
WinXP SP2 was not compatible wth Nero 220.127.116.11 - so downgraded to WinXP SP1… but results didn’t improve much.
So looks like OS plays a good role…
so here are my scans - based on which i made my observations.
1st scan: movie burnt in WinXP SP1 on Ritek G05 DVD-R
2nd scan: used above “Ritek G05” movie as source and burnt into Samsung (TY01) 4x disk. plays on my Sony DVD player (where no Ritek -R plays) perfectly. works fine on KLH player as well.
3rd scan: older scan of a diff movie on same batch of Ritek G05 8x DVD-R.
looks pretty good… haven’t tested this on Sony player. plays fine on KLH.
but the scan looks good, right ?
has anyone else have a similar experience.