here's the new scan @ X12
just as you suggested, the burn quality seems better
the ones i burnt so far were -R, should +R (also certified X8, from same brand) give same results or better?
should i try the Verbatim DataLifePlus X16 (+R or -R) or stay with the X8 ?
overall, is this burn quality sufficient? or should i try other ways to improve it, like trying other (faster?) media, or updaing to modified firmware?