I'm running a Pioneer DVR109 with the latest firmware and just burned the last of my old (purchased over 1.5 years ago) stock of Plextor TY 16x.
Burned at 8x they returned excellent results (scanned on Plextor 716), PIE less than 10, no more than 15000 total, PIF 2 or less, no more than 700 total.
Now I crack open a spindle of new freshly purchased 16x TY from Plextor and burn a few discs. The results are quite horrible in comparison: PIE around 40, over 200000, PIF spikes of 5, at least 6000 total errors.
Did TY change the formula of Yuden T03's and the DVR109, which hasn't had a firmware update on Pioneer's site for a while now, cannot handle it?
Or did TY drop dramatically in quality?
If it's the latter, what media should I use? Primary concern is longevity of recorded data.