Ok, I recently upgraded to a 832s after getting fed up with disc’s that were freezing up on certain DVD players (my late model Sony set top player has been able to play all disc’s fine though, I have brought disc’s over to play at a couple of friend’s houses and the freezing occurred on those drives, they were decent one year old or newer players by the way).
My KRPOBE scans from the 811s were also pretty pathetic in most cases with an average PI of 400 with Ricoh JP-1 being the best overall and still averaging around 400 (but no spikes at least to 800 - 1200 as with other media).
I purchased the 832 earlier this week and my KRPOBE scans for new 8X burns using Ricoh JP-1 yields awesome scans with max PI errors of “14” and an average “.055” and 0 average PI errors.
I understand how the new burns on the 832s are scoring so well with KRPOBE scans and that’s exactly what I was “expecting” when I purchased the 832s to replace the 811s and I’m very happy with the 832s in every way.
What I am puzzled about though is that I can run KPROBE scans on disc’s previously burned on the 811s and running the same version of KPROBE (v2.2.3) scanning from the 832s a disc that was burned on the 811s the KPROBE scans from the 832s are very good, not as good as the new disc’s burned and scanned from the 832s but disc’s burned on the 811s that were scoring an average of around 400 PI on when running KPROBE from the 811s are now showing only around 100 average on the PO when the KPROBE scan is being performed on the new 832s!
Does this mean that my 811s was burning much better disc’s than it was “reading with KPROBE” since those disc’s that were showing an average of 400 when scanned using the 811s are now scanning with the 832s with much better results?
If this is the case, maybe the 811s just had a problem reading? Since the KPROBE scans are good from the 832s on media burned from the 811s which was showing horrible results when running KPROBE on those 811s burned disc’s from the 811s running the scan as well?
Note: the 811s is really a 411@811 and the 832 is really a 812@832 (VS08).