I appreciated the review on the Optiarc AD-7240S â€” but it raises a long-standing conundrum to me. I am a video producer who for years has been researching the problem of DVDs artifacting/freezing up on playback. I use Mac equipment and Final Cut Studio software. My considerable experimentation and research (I even wrote a white paper on the subject some years ago) leads me to conclude that slower burn speeds â€” after slow and carefully configured compression â€” produce DVD that are less likely to artifact or glitch.
I long for a 1x burner, but they don’t exist any more. I now use a TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182M which produces very acceptable results at 4x (its minimum speed). But the popular burners get great kudos for fast burning
In all humility before many of you who are the more experienced of my peers I sincerely ask, what are your findings?