I know there is a lot of ANTI-Princo-ism in this forum and a lot of talk about it’s LOW quality, well, I am a loyal princo-er. I have been buying princo’s by the truckload and they burn very well on my Lite-on 1633s as well as my Nu-Tech DDW-082 using default strategies (PI less than 22 and PIF less than 2). I wanted to know whether anyone has tried overspeeding these with success on this or similar drives because with some of my tinkering, it don’t seem to be really acceptable quality output. I am willing to tolerate a lower quality - but it has to be readable at the end of the day. So far, I have tried PRINCO8X01, PRINCO8X02, TYG01, RITEKG05 write strategies, and the result is pretty much similar. With the TYG01 and RITEKG05, the results were duds at the end, and you can see ripples at the edge of the disc - probably poor quality. With PRINCO8X01 and PRINCO8X02, the burn always completes, calibration at the beginning is a worrying 1 minute 20 seconds. The quality is poorish (PI less than 120, PIF less than 4) but it has high jitter, so much that my DVD-ROM slows down to 10X max, whereas when burnt with PRINCO strategy, it will hit 16.2X. Appreciates it if anyone has any information that would help me - I’ve got a hell of a lot of PRINCO - they are the most reliable CHEAP brand available in volume here in Australia. A lot of cheap minuses here are ONIDTECH and they don’t burn in most drives - even with LITEON produces strange results - low errors, ultra-high jitter where some drives read it all back, others don’t. I would appreciate if someone knows what strategy is good for ONIDTECH - haven’t tried many yet, afraid of flashing this new LITEON to death. It seems that flashing hangs at 100% for 90 seconds or so for every flash - gets my heart racing … Is this normal?
Maybe I’m asking too much in one post, but thank you all for all of your help and expertise - I don’t want to be spending too much time to try out every single strategy. Also, thanks to this great forum - it has really helped me a lot in the past.