I compared with Shell and BP not for them being bad (wich they aren't of course), but for beeing among the largest oil companies, and princo - and I don't want to make an issue out of princo, because there are other media labeled as "bad media", princo is just an example - is a large media manufacturer. Ok, maybe it's not the best but is a popular one, and I would expect better support, 95 % of the discs producing the famous "focus or tracking error" is not a good sign for neither the media nor the burner.
yes, nobody told me to buy princo, but nobody told not to either. When I bought the burner the box said it would burn everything from -R to +RDL, not everything except what LG thinks is bad media, and in this thread we saw an LG burner not liking a type of media fully aproved by Phillips, that's the problem, to me is it not proven that every media now being labeled as "bad media" trully deserves it.Specially Ritek wich I always believed (based on other people's experience) to be one of the best
And actually I don't think I should have known better, when I bought the drive I was choosing between the 4120 and the sony 700A, I red the reviews in the internet and both were very similar so I choose the LG because of my excelent 8400b cd burner. For me, and for 90% of the buyers media compatibility wasn't even an isue. Ok, from my experience with cd's I knew I should avoid some brands, but like I said before that was the exception, now it seems to be the rule...
If this is true and I'm not doubting your word than the situation is even worse than I thought , one thing is LG trying but not succeding to make the burner fully compatible (and that means making the best burn possible with every media, bad or not), not even trying and completely ignoring a manufacturer is even worse. Since I'm the one who's paying it should be LG's job to please me, not the contrary.
Ok man, I can agree that they cannot keep the pace with every media that comes out, but still I believe media support should be much better.
With this I cannot agree, I believe when a person buys anything they should inform themselves but havinhg to read and undertsand most of what's being said in this forum you must agree is it not for average buyer. The average buyer now has good expectation from LG. And I guess that's really my point, back than I could have bought a cheap Benq, but I didn't because the kind of situation we're discussing here I could expect from a brand like Benq (which to me back then was a cheap and anknown brand) not from LG, I payed the extra bucks in exchange for a notion of quality, wich I'm not sure I have anymore, that's what i'm bichin about ...
Let me go for the last time into the Ford example, it would be one hell of a world if after buying a new car you use it for 5000 Km and you realise sometimes the steering sucks, you go back to Ford and they tell you: "the car steers wonderfully but only on the roads we recomend, not the ones close to your house, we're sorry, you should have informed yourself of that before buying" :eek: :eek: