[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SH-S203N / TS-H653N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have been using my SH-S203N for about six months now, and have burned probably 40+ DVDS. Some of these are AVCHD disks, which I use to archive HD video from my Sony AVCHD camcorder.
Last night I went to play one of these AVCHD disks and it was very stuttery, and the playback froze a number of times. Thinking that it was my video driver I updated the Nvidia driver to the latest for my 7600GT card. It helped a little but the playback was still really bad. Note, I can play the AVCHD clips from my hard drive without any issues.
Next I began to suspect the disk itself, which would be a real concern as these are Verbatim Gold Archive DVD-R which is now my only record of this video footage.
I used drivespeed from Nero8 (drivespeed4) and it measured transfer times of less than 2x ! ( I am assuming that ‘transfer speed’ equates to the read speed of my burner)
Next I tried a Panasonic DVD+R which my father had burned on his Panasonic VCR in the UK, it also reported <2x transfer speed.
I have read of one user who experienced similar problems with his Samsung burner but the fix in his case was to update the BIOS on his motherboard. I am a little hesitant to do this so wanted to ask this forum if there was anything else I should check first?
These disks used to play ok on this machine, I don’t know what has changed.
My system comprises: Core2Duo E6300, 3Gb RAM, Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 2.0 motherboard, Asus 7600GT 265M graphics card, XP Pro SP2 + latest patches
thanks in advance for your help.