This may help some of you...
]I have noticed that when i put a blank cd or dvd in the 716A [1.04]
Unless I wait about 20 seconds or so for all the lights to stop blinking,
[pc and burner] it sometimes will say there is no media to read...
I am using verbatim 16x +r and again,
if I put in a blank media, and don't wait a bit, it either doesn't recognize the media OR when I check write speed, 16x doesn't show up.. there fore I would end up writing at 2,200 kb's..
Finally realized not to be in a big hurry to click on nero or plextools until the system stops all the blinking.
the 2nd thing I do is open the write speed box [where usually the word MAXIMUM is shown, and check to make sure from 2x to 16x is available.
IF NOT, I just eject and put the blank back in.
I need not do this anymore since I learned to not be in such a hurry and wait till the system recognizes my media.
bought the 716A in december, and with dvd shrink/decrypt, have burned over 80 movies,
mostly current and have not had 1 coaster in all.
I hope this helps some of you and yes, I got my 30.00 rebate within 2 weeks.
bought from plextor shop.
btw: when I burn movie, it starts to burn around 8,000kb's and reaches 22,000kb's about midway..
a full read, write, and burn of a movie with decrypt/shrink takes approx 17-22 minutes.
a copy of a copy takes 11 minutes.. using Nero.