I recently upgraded my firmware on my SONY DW-D18A drive to “VY06” (Makes it a DRU-700) so i could get bitsetting and hopefully better burns. The results were suprising. Check out these scans and tell me how it is that CMC MAG’s gave me the best results in backing up some of my dvds??
Burned at 4x (its an 8x rated disc)
Burned at 4X and rated up to 8x. These discs worked well too, but were expensive!
This one was burned at 8x. JUNK
Ritec g04 burned at 2x… 4x was no better.
Before the firmware upgrade, the best discs that i used were newegg branded ritec g04’s and sony brand ricoh jpn01 so i bought a spindle of 50 ridata g04’s which turned out to be crappy. Bad scans and almost all were unplayable in certain spots of the movie. Anyone have an explanation as to how such a said to be crappy media works this good? This whole perfect media search is driving me nuts!