Don’t put too much emphasis on PIE/PIF figures with MCC 03RG20!
In real-world, these discs are extraordinarily compatible and reliable, even when showing so-so homemade scans, when lesser media showing prettier scans than that can actually reveal troublesome.
I’ll repeat once again that homemade scans shouldn’t be trusted as a method to compare or judge media, but only as a method to compare burners and burning methods with a given media, a well as (if conducted properly) a method to check media consistency, disc condition and possible degradation. The equation [prettier scan = better media] is very, very flawed and relies on faith, there is no actual demonstration whatsoever that there is a consistent positive correlation between media [I]actual[/I] performance and homemade PIE/PIF figures.
The real test for media quality is real-world… from TRTs to playing/copying, resistance to warping and scratches, compatibility with players and so on. I’ll take these real-world qualities over pretty-looking scans anytime, which is why I’ve been more in love with MCC 02RG20 (when they were easily available) than with, say, TYG02.
With very, very controlled home testing methods, scanning CAN tell you about the media quality, but these controlled home testing methods are not easy to set up.
Oh, probably preaching in the desert again, but hey, you can’t blame me for trying…
This said, I hate the jitter figures from the LG 16X burn. I’m not surprised, though, these LG burners seem to alays produce awfully high jitter (even in professional testing equipment).