Originally posted by totalz
In general, is it a good idea to let it on or turn it off?
Usually smartburn should be left on as Liteon have done (hopefully extensive) testing on different media and devised the correct strategy for writing particular discs.
However, the result for the media they obtain at their testing facility may not match what is needed in the field as the media may change.
Turning smartburn off forces the burner to use a generic write strategy to write the disc, rather than a specific write strategy.
Also with smartburn off, it does not recalibrate the lens/speed/power as it burns, meaning that it burns each part of the disc exactly the same.
On Good quality media, it will result in worse quality burns.
On bad quality media which are already churned out as coasters with smartburn on, it may help. If it doesn't, you are no worse off.:iagree:
Rimmer66 Lighten up, or you'll give yourself a heart attack.
Pessisimism is not an endearing attribute.
//end off topic.