Do these scans actually mean anything though?
LIke when you see NEC 2500a looking so good at so many scans, what are you supposed to take from this. Well maybe that it would be the most compatible with media. and other machines reading those written disks would also have a great compatibility. But this doesn't seem to be the case. Many people are having problems with the 2500a and cheap and intermediate media. I haven't read enough to remember if people have problems playing back media from another device that writes ok
And the other problem is, that your 2500a and rdgrimes's 2500a doens't appear to represent most other people's 2500a. In that you have no problems writing to disks that others do, including a friend of mine, even though they went back to the same firmware as you.
I would very much like to buy the 2500a over the 107 for the cheaper price and the overclocking of 4x media that 107 doens't do. But also want the drive to be reliable with cheap media and burn to said media at it's rated speed. Buying a cheaper drive which requires expensive media doens't make sense to me.
But thanks very much for doing this. Such a shoot out I"ve been looking for a long time, I just wonder if your 2500a is somehow different to the ones being sold now though, and as such we'll have problems where you aren't having any. That's my only worry.