Iâ€™m new to this forum, and I have with great interest read about the opinions about all the different media brands.
Iâ€™ve tried just a few brands â€“ none with very good results, I must say. Iâ€™m getting the best results with Sony DVD+RW (4x), and that both annoys me and puzzles me, because thatâ€™s NOT the way things are supposed to work out.
My DVD-writer is LiteOn: SOHW-1633S (latest FW)
My CD-writer is LiteOn: LTR-1210C (latest FW)
When I burn an Audio-CD with the LTR drive, the activity LED is always on, which means that the laser is constant on, and the data just keeps on flowing into the drive.
When I burn a DVD-video with the SOHW drive the LED on the front is:
- with an INFINITE (8x) DVD+R pulsating, which tells me that that the laser IS NOT constantly on
- with SONY DVD+RW (x4) the LED is constantly on â€“ and thatâ€™s the way it should be â€“ isnâ€™t it?
- with SONY DVD-RW (x1) â€“ again the LED is pulsating
My main target is not burning DVD-Videoâ€™s though. Iâ€™m transferring my LP-collection to Audio DVD-Video (DAD), not to be confused with DVD-Audio. The wav-files are 24/96, converted into VOBâ€™s and burned with either Gear Software or Minnetonkaâ€™s Disc Welder (that program can also make real DVD-Audio, but I donâ€™t have a DVD-Audio stand-alone player yet, so Iâ€™ll just stick to DAD for the moment).
When I burn DADâ€™s â€“ no matter what media I use â€“ the LED is always pulsating!!!
Any suggestions out there ???
I read somewhere a few weeks ago, that a DVD burner could run into trouble if it was not connected with the right IDE-cable, so I went out and bought a new cable for my second IDE-slot (ATA 133), and it looks like it made a difference. My SISUtil now reports that my DVD-burner now is running with ATA66 speed, which it didnâ€™t do before. Made no difference to the CD-drive â€“ itâ€™s an old one, but when it comes to ripping an audio-cd itâ€™s 3 times faster that the dvd-drive â€“ for sure, Iâ€™ve clocked it with a stopwatch!
What I really is complaining about is, that to make 2 perfect DVDâ€™s (video or audio) I have to throw away 3, and that will be a bit too expensive in the end.
Considering bying Ritek R03 or TY, but I donâ€™t quite belive that mediaâ€™s is the only problem.
Keep up the good spirit