Hello all, long time no see.
Bad news: even under the Falcon brand (which is supposed to produce premium discs, but franckly I haven’t been impressed until nowwith the ones I actually used, and this includes their DL media…), TTH02 is not stable.
Well, at least, mine aren’t.
As a reminder, I had found the same issue with TDK-branded TTH02 (as had some other members of this board).
I post two scans which show just one example of what happens to my Falcon-branded TTH02 burnt last year (in Pio 112D 1.28 @8X).
They all show this significant increase in PIE density.
None of my usually trusted discs (MCC004, TYG03, YUDEN000T02, SONY D21, MCC003 RG20…) burnt in the same burner, show this increase in PIEs when scanned with the same unit.
To those who are not familiar with my scanning habits, this NEC 3540 is an extremely consistent scanner, even @16X. Even though it doesn’t report according to ECMA standards (PIEs are over-reported), it’s excellent to compare scans, because of near perfect consistency between passes. So it’s a perfect “disc stability” scanner.
So take it or leave it… I will NOT hook up a Lite-On to loose my time scanning @4X (which I always found totally useless anyway).
First scan 2010/05/22, second scan 2011/04/02. That’s about a year…