Has anyone had any trouble with DVD-R media, containing DVD video, with this drive? I’m not referring to quality scans, as I’ve had what appeared to be decent quality scans, with top quality TY DVD-R 8X media, on my Samsung SH-S184 external USB drive.
The burn quality of the media, when scanned on my NEC-3550A drive, looks excellent. My older Panasonic DVD player cannot read the -R media that the SH-S184 turns out though…it spins for a minute or so, then stops and a “no disc” error displays. This player never had a minute’s worth of trouble reading DVD-R discs turned out with two older burners, so this came as quite a shock.
The DVD-R media, created by the Samsung, will play on my Philips DVD player, but the video will break up, momentarily, into blocks at random intervals…and it doesn’t matter which burn speed is used. I eventually gave up trying to use this burner with DVD-R discs.
The $29.99 price tag for the SH-203B drive at Newegg looks very enticing, but I’m reluctant to spend the money if the same problem is going to surface with this drive. One reviewer at Newegg is claiming to have trouble with DVD-R media on this drive, but I’ve learned to take Newegg reviews with a healthy dose of skepticism.