Hello! I have been using LiteOn SOHW-802S (which came bundled with a Compaq), DVD Shrink, DVD Decrypter and now Nero to burn DVD's. Before I knew better, I was using super crappy media (CMC c/o Memorex & HP). I also have some ProDisc but the results are about the same. That is- coasters! I have a pile of them and it's really starting to frustrate me!!!
I contacted LiteOn for help, and all they had to say was that they didn't recognize the 802S. How the heck is that possible? I investigated the whole OmniPatcher/ firmware update idea, but I am really uneasy about messing with that. For one thing, it's actually my bf's computer. And for another, I have a tendency to cause problems on it. Hence my hesitation.
I have started using Kprobe and don't really know what I am doing. Nor could I find a helpful webpage with directions on to how to use it. Usually I just put the DVD in and run the BLER test with the default settings (autodetect, remove spike, 8, 1) and sure enough, in the end I get a lot of errors. I don't understand the graph. I've been assuming that if the disk has errors, then it's not good (i hope that's a safe assumption!). Problem is, many of my disks have errors. Even the Prodisc, which I thought was a more decent media. I got paranoid and started using Nero instead of Decrypter, and things have been going better. There was a time when I was burning disks with no problems, but I seem to have hit an awful downhill slope.
So, I'm hoping someone can help explain kprobe or at least point me in the right direction. Also, any info about the 802S would be greatly appreciated!