Not too long ago, I purchased from Best Buy a PX-716A (February 2005, TLA# 0304) and flashed its firmware from 1.04 => 1.08.
400 (eight 50 packs) Taiyo Yuden DVD-R16X (MID: TYG03) discs that I ordered from SuperMediaStore showed up on my doorstep today.
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I am curious, about two things:
I am trying to make sense about all of the PX-716A problem posts and what to look out for regarding my new purchase. Are the problems mainly concerning the quality of burns detectible through scanning or noticeable behavior such as media not being recognized, loud noises, catching fire, etc? Are any of these problems regarding firmware revision 1.09 or just for any firmware revisions?
I have a whole bunch TYG03 discs. In your expert opinions, how well do these babies burn in the PX-716A? Notice my post count; I am a noob. Any suggestions for burning this media? Should I burn at the rated 16X or maybe slower at 8X to avoid PIEs, PIFs, POFs, and…well…whatever? PoweRec on or off? Are the TYG03 discs included in the 1.09 firmware’s database?
Just here for suggestions and any other information regarding the PX-716A drive and TYG03 discs. If you would like to offer me advice but need more information about my computer, please feel free to ask. Thanks!