Hehe yes Franck, you summed it all up quite nicely!
Might I add, these days I am quite tolerant of scans. I can get PIF blocks and whatnot, stuff some people call rubbish but I still keep the burns. I honestly can’t be bothered re-burning something that works fine in real world operation. It’s so simple but if it works in the dvd player etc flawlessly, it’s a success whether you like it or not.
I still scan though. More so for a record of my discs. If some deteriorate over time or some don’t play back properly, I can go back and find out when it was burned, how fast is was burned, what drive was used, what media was used, also what batch of media etc. I tend to be using my BenQ 1620 @ 8x PCAV then scanning with my secondary drive, the Liteon LH18A1P @ 16x. If the 16x scan brings up massive errors, it’s 99% sure to cause reading problems when TRT’ing with the same drive.
For something important, like my PS2 backups, I want as close to perfection as I can get. I usually burn with MCC02RG20, scan with multiple drives at multiple speeds + TRT. Reason being that I want my PS2 to have the easiest time possible reading the discs, I also do not want to be playing a game and have it freeze due to reading errors after I have played hours without being able to save. It also helps with load times. Bad burns can cause re-reads to be done, making things load slower.
You can even tell on the PS2 sometimes when the laser is having trouble reading, it squeaks and makes ticking noises when re-reading. When you use a MCC02RG20 that’s been burnt well, or an original, you never hear that, just the laser assembly moving up and down etc.
Sorry for taking the piss with you a bit, TheCoffeePolice. As Francksoy said, it’s not as simple as many people think it is. From the look of it, yeah that’s a nice scan. Out of ten… well you’d have to read the site I’m about to make! I can send a link. I just thought of making it now… sparked by this thread lol.