LG GSA/GCA/GWA-4166B, 4164B, 2166D, 2164D Quality Scans

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#1

I’ve had a hard time finding quality scans for these LG drives based on the Panasonic chipset, so let’s get this under way.

[HP DVD740b|DVD740e|DVD840b|DVD840e are rebadged 4164B|4166B drives as well.]


#2

Two Memorex-branded 16x DVD+R, RICOHJPN R03.

Burned at 12x P-CAV [external enclosure can’t reliably reach 16x].

Surprisingly good quality for this media.


#3

Dynex-branded 8x DVD+R, RITEK R03.

Burned at 4x-8x Z-CLV.


#4

Sony-branded 16x DVD-R, TYG03.

Burned at 12x P-CAV.

Very bad quality, compared to other drives. The problems only show up in the CLV portion of the burn, so hopefully it burns better at 16x CAV.


#5

5169? Maybe someone could do such and post them here, would be nice. :wink:


#6

I’m not sure but I suspect that the 5169D might be a Renesas chipset based drive rather than a Panasonic chipset based one.


#7

Maybe. I’ve read a review months ago, result was good.
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters.php?DVDname=5169&cdrs=&cdrws=&dvdrs=&dvdrws=&dvdrsdl=&dvdprs=&dvdprws=&dvdprsdl=&dvdrams=&buffer=Any&cdrom=&dvdrom=&orderby=Name&hits=25&Search=Search


#8

You are right… based on the odd model number, more likely than not it’s Renesas. Maybe a topic title correction is in order.


#9

Fujifilm-branded 8x DVD+R media, YUDEN000 T02 [TG00125].

From the bottom of a 50-pack, where the last 3-4 discs are exhibiting minor nicks and scratches responsible for elevated PIFs. New discs with the TG001159 code will follow shortly.

Burned at 4x-8x Z-CLV.


#10

Nexxtech-branded 8x DVD-R media, CMC MAG. AE1.

Burned at 4x-8x Z-CLV.


#11

Done. :slight_smile:


#12

Fujifilm-branded 8x DVD+R media, YUDEN000 T02 [TG00159].

New 10-pack of TG001159, better result, as expected.

Burned at 4x-8x Z-CLV.


#13

Verbatim-branded 16x DVD+R media, MCC 004. 16x CAV burn. Excellent quality.


#14

Verbatim-branded 2.4x +R DL media, MKM 001, burned at 4x.

6x speed was also available, but I didn’t bite :slight_smile:


#15

Verbatim-branded 8x +R media, MCC 003, burned at 8x.


#16

MID: TYG02 Silver Thermal #158
Type: DVD-R 8x rated
Burned at: 8x speed
Drive/Firmware: LG GSA-2164D/1.01


#17

Hi, I would like to know If LG drive are good scanners? (I have pioneer burner but It seems that It’s not a good scanner from what I’ve heard…)
Thanks :slight_smile:


#18

LG drives cannot perform quality scans at all.

Sascha


#19

Well, some LG DVD-ROMs and Combo drives can do scanning (but the DVD burners can’t), but scans made with combo drives or readers are not comparable to scans made with DVD burners!
Get a Litey or BenQ for scanning :slight_smile:


#20

Platinum CD-R Plasmon 97m27s18f
LG GSA-2166D fw.1.01
Nero 2016 x16