Whenever I try something new with my benq burner, I scan the results on both my liteon DVD-ROM 166s drive and the benq.
While the benq generally gives better results then the liteon, it does give me a rough idea about how well the media is really written and how well it will perform on different drives.
If both the benq and liteon scan reasonably well, then I can be happy that the disk is well written and will work on most drives. If both drives do not agree on the results to a large degree, I will not trust the burn's overall compatibility.
Fortuantely, the only differences I have really noticed are when I have been playing with burn stratagies.