This is my first post, but I have been hanging around for a while now. However I had a question. I recently bought a LiteOn 165H6S burner and loved it, but after just a month it died a horrible death, thing was so loud and was literally shaking my case I think it broke a gear or something. Anyway I got it replaced and the new one seemed ok till I ran a few scans of the DVDs, and found higher than normal PIE on my Sony DVD-Rs(SONY16D1). I thought maybe it just didnâ€™t like the media, so I tried some Taiyo Yuden(TYG02) and was horrified by what I saw, I scanned the DVD in both the LiteOn and in my BenQ 1655, and got very bad results, worse than the Sony Media, as you can see from the pics I posted parts of the DVD are unreadable.
I am going to return it tomorrow and I might try another one, unless maybe there is another LiteOn burner that would be better? However, what can cause a brand new drive that seems to be just fine burn such good quality DVDs so poorly?