[QUOTE=micahs;2685772]Does anyone have any experience with the Memorex MRX800LU External Blu-ray Writer? I bought one, but the scan wasn’t very good with CMCMAGBA5 media. The media is on the ‘compatible’ list, but the burn seems so-so compared to some I’ve seen. (I burned this about a day ago.) Should I return the drive and get something else? Maybe the Asus BW-14D1XT or LG BH14NS40 as mentioned above?
I’ve never heard of this drive before … since it seems to be a 12x burner, which can scan BluRay discs and which has LightScribe, that would suggest that your drive is an iHBS212 clone which has been ‘packaged’ into an external enclosure and rebadged as Memorex MRX800LU…
CMCMAGBA5 is not what one would regard as good quality media, so your results could be a combination of poor media quality and possibly poor firmware support for this media … no idea how old this PME2 firmware is (you should be able to see that if you look at the drive info tab I think).
Support wise, I wouldn’t expect many firmware updates from Memorex (if any!).
[QUOTE=micahs;2685774]I saw another thread that recommended the Pioneer 207MBK or 208DBK. How do these compare with the Asus BW-14D1XT or LG BH14NS40? Thanks![/QUOTE]
The Pioneer burners are excellent drives, probably the best around when it comes to burn quality, but they can’t do quality scans. I’m not impressed with the BH14/BH16 family (they can’t do quality scans either by the way)… I haven’t used my BH16 with lots of different media yet, but so far for the media I tried I’m far from impressed …
You can look at the relevant results threads for scans involving different media and make your mind up about the relative burn quality of various drives.