So you're suggesting to just forget about the writing speed and go for 32x, after having cleaned the lense of both writer and reader? Don't even know if my NEC can write that fast, to be honest I've always focused on writing as slow as possible when burning audio discs, that I never bothered to check what is the max available speed lol
Is 32x better than 8x or are you saying there is no difference at all in terms of "reading compatibility" and so it's better to use the fastest speed to spend less time burning?
I smoke, not much but I do smoke in the car every now and then. I don't smoke in the room with the NEC writer, which is around 4 years old.
The car is a 2006 Golf V, it has a built-in reader called RCD-500 if I recall. Provided by either Blaupunkt or Pioneer, I don't remember.