As above, I do a lot of recording on a no-name DVD recorder that I bought in August last year. (Vistron DHR-5006) from eBay. Initally, these discs scanned alright when I finalised them and made them ready for use, but some recordings, less than three months later, are dying out!
What's going on!? I exclusively use Maxell discs (Under the RitekF1 dye) for my recorder and my computer burner. But there seems to be a correlation - Because the discs which were produced on my computer are scanning back okay, yet the discs from the recorder itself... Aren't.
Am I right to assume it must be a recorder problem then? When I scanned them shortly after producing them they seem to be okay - But now some discs won't even reach the 20% mark
Some of my Ritek discs have blue dye mark smears - Obviously unnatural, but I didn't think anything of it since they seemed okay at first, and I was reassured by the guys here at Club MyCE that the RitekF1 dye is okay.
The burner I used are a Phillips DVD8701/67 which was produced about six years ago in my computer burner. I don't know what the recorder is however, and I don't want to crack it open...
The discs produced on a computer are verifying back okay, both on the Phillips and the BenQ I have now replaced the Phillips with. Some of the discs however are verifying back successfully on IMGBurn - So it's not all doomed.
But why is it being so skittish, granted that those (Didn't have time to test them all, I'm afraid) I tested all verified back decently? Is it a disc problem? Is it my recorder?
PS - Since last year the wise you chaps advised me to not use CMC. That's probably a good thing, so cheers for that