I used to have a sony 500a and i would multi task all the time while burning dvd’s and i never had a problem. All burns would work great with any playback problems. I used to burn even at 4X and the burns would still work. I now upgraded to a 708A and if anything is running in the background the burns are bad. Moives freeze while playing them back on my dvd player or skip. I took the same image and burned it while doing nothing and it works fine. I have noticed this on 2 8X burns so i stated to test it to a 2.4X dvd+rw and found the same results. If I leave my computer alone with nothing running the burns work 100% but if anything i am doing touches the hd it seems the burn proof is not working right and the burn will have pauses durning playback or will freeze for a sec durning playback and skip forward 2-3 secs it seems. I have tried both nero and record it now. 708a seems to have this problem with both programs and with both my dvd+rw media. Btw the media i am using is sony and tdk. So for the hell of it. I put back my sony 500a and ran winrar let it compress a dvd image while i used nero to burn the another image to my dvd+rw. That burn took 1 hour and 18 minutes but the playback of the dvd was prefect. Btw i used the same image on for all my tests. So i know the image is good if the sony dvd burner can burn it perfectly while multi tasking and the plextor drive can burn if nothing is running in the background. Anyone have any idea how to fix this problem? or what the problem could be?
Thanks a lot