I’ve held back posting about it but I seem to find a new post every day with someone saying they are disappointed with a burn or asking “should I throw this media out because of the high PI?” etc etc.
Here’s a great example of it - sorry to the poster but it’s nothing personal, your burns are both great and you shouldn’t be too picky - it’s only like 6000 PI difference http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1612109&postcount=49
I think there should be some kind of sticky about interpreting the scans because I’ve seen over 10 posts in the last few days with people who go as far to say a burn is crap even though it’s well within spec.
People really shouldn’t treat the liteon and Benq drives like they are some kind of media scanning gods who are never wrong. There are other factors that make a disc a good burn which the liteon and Benq drives cannot show. A disc that has 35,000 more total PI than another might not always be worse than the disc with less errors. Riteks scanned well when burned but look at them now. Reflectivity and build quality are also factors.
Testing disc in multiple drives is also more effective than just relying on the litey etc. I have had discs completely unreadable in two of my pioneers and my LG which burnt the disc could do a perfect 16X TRT on it. I won’t ramble on too much
That’s just my 2 cents on the subject.