OK…so I’ve been finding that any DVD Movies I burn off are bad, using single layer Sony DVD+Rs (which show up as Taiyo Yudens). When put in a set top player, I get problems around the 30 minute mark on a 2 hr DVD. THe player starts to lock up, and I can hear the drive spinning up and slowing down - this has happened on panasonic and Sony ES drives (as well as an older Sony non-ES player). When I do PI/PO checks on these discs, I find a heightened number of PIE errors around the 1/4 mark on the disc, however it doesn’t seem THAT high. I’m finding this on every disc that has a problem.
Sadly, my drive is just DAYS out of warranty (my 716 died a week before its warranty was over in August06, and they gave me a new 760 to replace it, and the 90 day warranty it had is gone)…I did a drive self check though, as a tech was going to talk to a supervisor with authority…and while it passed the self check on these same brand of discs, it still had an elevated number of PIE errors, albeit not as high as other discs.
I’m using the latest firmware (1.04) as well as Nero7 (not upgraded, although I am going to upgrade tonight and try again). Oddly enough, when I looked at the auto strategy on these Sony discs, it said these were capable of 12x, and they are rated for 1x-8x on the disc label. When I had Plextools do another check on the media (quick non-destructive test) it came back saying they could only handle 6x. Do I have a bad batch? What is going on here?
Thanks for any help!
A DVD movie I burned:
The drive’s self test DVD: