I am a proud owner of a LITEON LDW-811S as many of you are here, I'm sure :bigsmile: I produce a big volume of DVDs (transfer people's tapes to DVDs, produce wedding DVDs, etc.etc.etc......) and I use my trusty LITEON to do the job. I originally purchased this writer because of its bitsetting support and because of the good support from the modding community, although personally I have not modded my burner yet.....
Producing many DVDs, I come across different kinds of medias. Throughout time, using my LITEON I have come to read about many complaints people are having about this burner, concerning average to poor quality DVD burns compared to other writers.
Personally I have always used RICOHJPNR01 made discs and it seems to be the one producing the best results on my LITEON811, although not outstanding results but well within specs (15 to 60 PI counts towards beginning to middle of media, and up to 130-180 tops towards the end of the media......) PO counts pretty low, with averages of 200 total count for whole media, and individual POs never being more than 2, so well within specs.
So far all RICOHJPN based media have played on all DVD players tested.
I have had my burner for 7 months now and notice that media being sold now is getting cheaper, and at the same time worse in quality ! Even the RICOHJPN discs are variable in quality. I noticed that RICOHJPNR01 used on MEMOREX brand DVD+Rs have a much higher PI/PO chart than the Maxell discs with RICOHJPN (personally I found the Maxell DVD+R RICOHPJN to be the best!).
Now what angers me is that I am forced to shop around to find media that my LITEON likes, and those RICOHJPN discs are pretty hard to find now, and you never know what you get when you buy those medias, whether in boxes or spindles !
MEMOREX was once a decent company, they used RICOHJPNR01, now they have switched to CMC F01, which is utter CRAP and juseless junk if you burn a full disc, as most start with decent PI/PO and get severely worse towards the end !
MAXELL used RICOHJPN, with some of the best scores, and now they too have switched to RITEK02, the crappiest of the whole lot ! (reading below)
So I am stuck now...... KODAK is crap, SONY is crap, MEMOREX is crap, MAXELL is variable, MITSUMI is crap, e3works is crap, in other words if it ain't TAYO YUDEN or RICOHJPN, forget it, and those 2 are pretty damn hard...... Even VERBATIM now have become CRAP, they also use more of CMC and MCC (mitsubishi CRAP company) - they too had overall good media, now are crap!
So question is...... Is LITEON run by IDIOTS who need to be collectively sued for several millions $ and pay every user who has wasted countless money on wasted media ? LITEON seeing that there are so many complaints and even review sites reporting average to poor burns with most media, don't they bloody wake up and see that something is wrong and do something ??? Thank goodness, no thank the GOD who made omnipatcher...... Why the HELL didn't LITEON properly code the strategies, why is it that modders and coders produce stuff that FIXES a lot of the problems, when it was LITEON's bloody job to do so ???
Question remains - Who should get a kick in the arse and get sued.... LITEON or media ? Unfortunately stores DO NOT refund your money if you go back with your spindle of 100 Maxells that turned out to be sh**** RITEK02! Or not even the RUDE, ARROGANT, IGNORANT and condescending ***** at Maxell tech support..... So now what ?
BEWARE of buying spindles (cake boxes) - It's like a box of chocolate, you don't know what you're gonna get :eek:
I always buy the MAXELL spindles of 25 and 50 and they turn out to be RICOHJPN ! I have bought 3 of them, and went through all of them and not ONE COASTER !!! All of them with good reads. Now this morning I get 1 x 50 and 1 x 100, and both crap boxes turn out to be all RITEK02, which produce SEVERELY BAD BURNS, PIs in the thousands from start to finish along with PIFs from start to finish!
I use the omni patcher now and they recommend swapping RITEK-CRAP-02 with YUDEN0002.... But discs still give higher readings than usual PI counts in the 3 digits (usually 100-150 across whole disc) and many PIFs counts although below 4. Is there any better swap for RITEK02 that I can use, that provides RICOHJPN like KPROBE readings ? Open to suggestion I am losing my patience here !