My TLA #0304 716SA drive so far has acted very well with all DVD media I have thrown at it so far. I have posted some outstanding scans for Verbatim DVD+R 16X and Fuji 8X DVD+R discs. So, my drive is a keeper. However, CD-R quality is disappointing on my drive. All of my "good" CD-R discs are top quality--I am using Taiyo Yuden 48X CD-R discs. The first two discs I tested the drive with were Maxell CD-R Pro rebadged Taiyo Yuden 48X CD-R discs. The latest 4 discs I've tested were from a Fuji rebadged Taiyo Yuden 48X spindle I bought from Best Buy. Given that I've already tried two batches of the media (under different band names, but still TY media), and given that my Liteon LTR-52327S has no issues with those Maxell CD-R Pro TY discs, I know my problem is not the media. Here is the results in both Plextools Pro (scanned on my PX-716SA) and Kprobe (scanned on my Liteon LTR-52327S) with this media burned at 48X on my TLA #0304 716SA drive. This disc was the best disc I've tested so far--usually the average C1 count is in the 3-4 range (Kprobe), with a max around 37 in KProbe. Those results are easily within spec and the discs are usable, but it seems logical that this may be another firmware issue, especially given how new the TLA #0304 drives are. I am using the 1.04 original firmware that came with the drive. Any ideas on what is causing these results? I did burn one of the discs at 32X, and that shoots the C1 average (in Kprobe) down to the 1.1 range. The disc burned at 48X shown below was scanned at 24X in Plextools Pro and Max speed in Kprobe.