Nexxtech DVD-R from Circuit City Scan

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#1

After Googling Nexxtech (Circuit City’s House Brand) for results I only came up with this thread CDRLabs Forum with lots of advise to stay away from cheap media. Well I’m cheap so I decided $6.98 was okay to gamble on a 25pk.

The results look pretty good to me. Maybe a year from now it’ll turn to dust, but for now it seems like pretty good media for the NEC 3540A burner.

Media Brand: Nexxtech
Media ID: CMC MAG.AE1
Burner: NEC 3450A using stock firmware v1.01
Reader: Lite-On 1673S using stock firmware JS0B
Software: Burned from an ISO Image using DVDDecrypter 3.5.1


#2

now try that liteon to burn and scan, see what u get


#3

:slight_smile: Oh I’m quite certain it would be crap. Without a doubt that was the worst burner I’ve ever owned. It’s been relagated to scanning/ripping and probably soon a paper weight.

Seriously though I bought the Lite-On based on NewEgg reviews (big mistake). I don’t belive the Lite-On burned a single DVD that would play in my standalone from beginning to end without stuttering, skipping, or just ejecting mid-movie. Shortly after I learned of this great site and a few others when I made the informed decision to buy the NEC and so far it hasn’t let me down once even burning this Nexxtech crap media. :smiley:


#4

I’ve got some free time today so why not. I burned a new DVD with the Lite-On then scanned it with the Lite-On. Results look good with a quality score of 95. BALONEY! I popped the DVD in my standalone and it is unwatchable. So I decide it’s better to scan in the NEC. Check this scan out. Complete crap with a quality score of 0.

So now I’m thinking what about the NEC burned DVD that I scanned with the Lite-On. I rescan the disc in the NEC from last night’s post to see what it looks like. Although PIE/PIF numbers are higher the quality score is 96.

My theory here is that Lite-On is very forgiving of scanning media that was written with a Lite-On. Regardless of all scanning, I watched the DVD burned with the NEC and the picture is flawless.





#5

Hmm, interesting!

(Just a note for the future… hit the disk icon in the upper right corner to save your scans to PNG… smaller file and much easier on the eyes.)


#6

Thanks for the tip. Easier than my method too.


#7

liteon with good media will provide exellent burns