I have a NEC 3500A since the end of September. And since then I used only Ritek media (G04 and G05) from datawrite that gave me no problems.
Last week I bought a 50 pack of Platinum DVD-R (Ritek G05). I had to return the pack since the first burn was a disaster with a lot of pie/pif errors that caused a large number of errors at the end of the movie I recorded. Unfortunately I do not have the scan so I can post it in here. Bad media probably. I do know that Ritek media isn't very constant and can be good and bad at the same time. I decided to buy this since I had no problems in the past. Better to buy something I know than something I don't.
Finally in Christmas I received 50 MMore DVD-R (Fujifilm03). I burned a lot of movies in them apparently with no visual defects in the image. But with a large number of pie/pif errors. I scanned the same disc using two different programs. The first is from Nero disc quality test. The second from dvdinfopro. The movie was recorded at 4x instead of 8x since with that speed the results are even worst. The firmware is official 2.18.
Is this normal? The difference between the two scans? The bad result from the nero scan show that this is a media problem or a problem with my drive?
Thanks in advance.