I’m getting consistantly poor burn quality with my new TY media (bought through RIMA.com, 16x DVD+R) on both my Sony/LiteON 1635S and BenQ 1650. The BenQ is using D, not H firmware due to reports of issues with H, and the LiteON is running YV6M. I get better results than this with 8x HP branded CMC! Based on scans I’d seen with this media I expected great things, but it’s been a massive disappointment.
I don’t believe they’re fake. Firmware is current on both drives (or nearly so) so I doubt it’s that. I have good IDE cables/drivers/etc and no real issues with burning in the past.
Quality scores are in the low 90’s in Nero CD/DVD Speed, and the discs are useable but I expected better results with this media, not worse. I consistantly get 95 with HP branded CMC, sometimes 97, in both drives. I’ve yet to see a TY disc burn better or even comparably to one of the CMC discs, even after 10 or so burns, about 50/50 in both drives. Any idea what’s going on here?