Thank you very much for the info, it’s appreciated. I did fire up ImgBurn just now, clicked the icon for Advanced settings, and instead of the Plextor tab I selected the Lite-On tab and decided to enable everything, and it says the Force Hypertuning, Online Hypertuning, Overspeed, and SmartBurn (which was enabled by default; the other options were disabled) are now fully enabled. I’m guessing this is a good thing?
I have some idea what the options are for, but not a detailed explanation so I suppose more searching for answers continues. The Plextor tab shows AutoStrategy (disabled) and PowerRec (disabled) and attempting to alter them to enabled fails and no changes go into effect, so I guess this truly is a Lite-On rebadged drive. Interesting…
Again, thanks for the reply, it’s useful information. I made a test DVD using ODC just after making that post above, using another Ritek F16 ([B][I]burned at 12x[/I][/B] instead of 16x like that scan above was done and taken from the same spindle as the previous DVD+R) and I swear, it’s horrible when I did a quality scan using ODC. Results below so, I don’t know, I hope the changes I just made will improve the burns but, as long as I can read the data I can’t ask for more than that I guess.
Seems truly odd that a 12x burn of the same media would turn so horribly bad compared to a 16x burn - basic logic suggests (at least to me) that a 16x burn would be more prone to such errors, go figure. Maybe this drive is better suited (with this Ritek media) at 16x as it’s branded, who knows.