So I’ve been reading over and over what PI errors and PI failures are supposed to show and maybe it’s just my burner, maybe it’s me, or a combination of the 2, but I just can’t see any correlation between PI/PIF and … well … anything.
I’m using a Samsung (TS-H552B TS12) which I know is very likely a crap choice when it comes to DVD Burners (it was cheap, I was suckered). I’m using OSi brand disks with the stamp TYG02 which I’m aware is probably also a bad choice of discs. But the problem isn’t that I can’t read them, on the contrary the problem is that despite sketchy PI/PIF rates they all seem to read perfectly. Can someone explain this to me?
The only time I ever get a skip when watching a DVD is if I have a bad sector or 2 when running a scan disc in Nero CD-DVD speed. But I can have millions upon millions of PI Errors/Failures and it doesn’t seem to have any effect.
Now the big question: I’ve read that if you re-burn media onto a new disc (perhaps a better brand disc with a better burner) that PI Errors don’t mean a thing because the drive corrects them and everything comes out as it should. I’m assuming that PI Failures are a different story? If PI failures are really causing “bad playback” what am I looking for? Artifacts? Skipping? I don’t really see anything noticible at all.
For instance I just finished watching this entire disc and it seemed perfect. No skipping no quality problems nothing.