My NEC3520A arrived this morning and I was immediately impressed with the read speed when compared to my BenQ1620.
But when I had burned 4 disks I began to wonder whether I had made a mistake buying the NEC.
Using 4 different brands ( Ritek R03, TYG02, Yuden000 T02, and MCC 003)
I obtained satisfactory results ( quality scores between 95 and 95) but there was none of the stability that I'm used to with the BenQ. Jitter was all over the place. PI errors were high and then suddenly dropped an so on.
All 4 disks play fine, were verified by Nero so my question is:
Does the NEC3520A currently produce relatively poorer quality scans than the BenQ because it is a newer drive with imature firmware ?
Is the Nero DVD speed software in a BenQ1620 drive biased towards the BenQ ?
My guess is that it a bit of both.
Until NEC release more mature firmware I will go back to burning with the BenQ but run speed tests on the NEC.