[QUOTE=hceuterpe;2581221]I doubt this statement for the Pioneer:
This site is in Japanese but it’s still obvious, and they have lots of Opti-Drive burn graphs.
They compare it with the Lite-on model. After looking at these burn graphs, I decided to get the Lite-On as overall it was better in BD burning (less errors).
The Pioneer 205 seems to have a slight edge over the LIte-on, but I couldn’t really find the 205 anymore as it was replaced by what seems to be an inferior 206 model.[/QUOTE]
That’s a very nice site! Good find!
Those results were obtained for quite early firmware releases though, so they need to be taken as such … and also two of the LiteON burns were done at 2x rather than 4x so they can’t really be compared as such … but even so, one has to agree that the BDR-206 results are still pretty disappointing in comparison with the other contenders…
However, the Pioneer BDR-206M is a different story:
Now that is quite impressive … even more so given that the results above came from a newly released BDR-206M drive which still had its original firmware release on board, and in spite of this still managed to beat both the BDR-205 and the BDR-206 (both of which had far more mature firmwares on board)!
The BDR-206M uses a different chipset than the earlier BDR-206 series.
Like any review, this sort of results are still just a one off snapshot … so it would still be useful to have a look at the relevant threads for more real life burning examples and scans made with different drives and at different scan speeds (so one can ascertain repeatability) before making a final decision.
Furthermore, those scans were all done at 2x, which is really too low … I would rather prefer seeing some higher speed scans, such as 4x or preferably ‘standard’ 6x scans or maybe even 8x scans … Those might well show quite a different behaviour …