Originally posted by barhormd
I have the 708a and I've been burning 4x TDK +R discs at 8x. I haven't had any problems doing this. To the naked eye I don't notice any quality issues. Would there actually be a quality issue when comparing a dvd burned at 4x rather than 8x?
As long as the disc looks OK and ... most importantly - WORKS in the devices you need it to... there should be no worries.
I am trying to stick to discs Plextor says are 8X compatible, otherwise I'll burn at 4X.
(My 8X burns have played fine in a varied set of players at home... a set-top sony, the playstation 2, my PCs, and an Initial Portable DVD).
All of that said, just to be safe if I am making a disc that is important or for public consumption (like someone's Wedding), I'll burn usually a quality 4X DVD-R disc, usually from a brand such as Apple, or Maxell, or Verbatim. Or I'll burn a 2X disc from any major brand name (+ or - R). For such important discs it is not worth the 8-15 minutes saved in the burn when so much work went before it.