First of all, I have been burning DVDs for probably a year using my BENQ 1620 running B7T9 ever since the day I’ve bought it.
I have never really bothered with verifying the discs when burning with Nero since I do a manual scan myself, that means opening the files and seeing if everything can be read correctly. Although, I do let DVD Decrypter verify the discs.
I only have these type of discs: Ritek G05 and F1, CMC MAG AE1 and AM3, and TTH02.
According to many sites I’ve seen, the TTH02 from TDK I have could be considered first rate. While the Ritek are second rate and CMC are probably 4th rate at best.
Anyway, I’ve recently become paranoid about the quality of the discs I am burning. So, I’ve downloaded Nero CD-DVD Speed and started doing random scans of the discs I have.
As far as I understand it, a [i]maximum[/i] of 280 PI errors can be considered “good.” Now, I have done numerous scans between all the discs I have and they randomly score anywhere from 92 to 97.
However, the PIE/PIF and jitter values fluctuate wildly. “Guesstimating” things, I could say that the [i]maximum[/i] PIE run between a few hundred and 1000, with a [i]total[/i] anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000.
The [i]maximum[/i] PIF are relatively low, mostly under 15. And a [i]total[/i] of a few hundreds.
Jitter seems always around an average of 10% and a maximum of 12%.
As I have said, even though the PIE/PIF and jitter numbers change, the quality scores are always over 90.
Now, my question is, how much should I worry about the insanely huge PIE values? Because obviously, the quality score is great, the disc plays great. What gives?
Here is an example of one of the scans:
As you can see, it has 1,000,000 PIEs and numberous PIF spikes.
It’s pretty messed up when compared to something like this:
From what I have seen in many threads, it is NOT uncommon for people to have PIEs under 20 at the maximum and a total under 50,000. I’ve also seen near perfect PIF numbers, both maximum and total easily under 5.
Would upgrading my firmware to B7V9 or even B7W9 help lower the PIEs?