I have crossflashed my trustworthy old LiteOn 401S to 811S. I have made several posts at the "New Crossflash Patch for 401S/411S@811S" thread here. After some testing I'm not sure if i should stick with my 401S@811S or if I should return back to 401S. My first burns I had great sucess wtih, but now I see a tendency to progressive deteriorated burns even if the scans are within the standards.
My first scan are from my 7th burn(811S, MCC002, 8X). Then I tried to reset the learnt media after a Eeprom backup before i burned a new DVD (811S, MCC002, 8X, attached scan nr. 2). Then I restored my Eeprom and firmware for my 401S before I burned a new DVD (401S, MCC002, 4X, attached scan nr. 3). Supprisingly this scan was no way near the perfect quality my burns had before the crossflash :eek: .I have now restored my drive to 811S with my backup Eeprom.
So my question for you are: (1) Should I continue to use my 401S@811S or should I return to 401S. (2) My first scans after the crossflash was very good here. Can media quality inside a DVD box (same media code and label) fluctuate so much that it explains my results? (3) I know that PImax should be < 280 and PIFmax should be < 5. Are the total of PIs and PIFs important when it comes to playability in different DVD-players and DVD-ROMs?
I would appreciate any comments on this.