Originally posted by code65536
Good luck. Be sure to let us know how it worked out.
Ok, I've tried some burns yesterday, but only on a memorex -RW (I don't have any more -R media right now).
At first, the result was excellent: the spikes I talk about in another thread are still there, but somehow lower and the PO and PI average is as good as it gets.
Then I tried to burn a large image and, both with Alcohol and with Nero, I got terribly high PO and PI at the end of the disc (after about 4GB). That is an issue many users seem to have, but I didn't experience it with GSB4 firmware (although I did with GSB7.....).
The bottom line is: it seems I should use the sony hacked FW for -R dvds smaller than 4GB, the GSB4 firmware for -R dvds larger than 4GB, the GSB7 firmware for +R dvds and bitsetting. Of course, all that messing around doesn't seem a viable option. I'm starting to wonder if I can find a Pio106 for a low price....