Hmmmm, I wish my first post could've been a happier one, but...
I have been burning DVD-R's only (MXL RG02, RITEKG04, and ummm...LEADDATA01) for the past couple months using VS0E with acceptable results, then decided to flash to CG4E b/c of all the hype (and b/c Code King rocks!!) and also b/c I wanted less PI/PIFs.
So I got my hands on a batch of Taiyo Yuden 8x +R discs, and needless to say, they were terrible. I thought DVD+R's were friendlier to the Lite-On 832 too?? MY RITEKG04's (4x, -R) fared much better than my YUDEN000 T02's (8x, +R). I even cleared the EEPROM with the Code Guys' utility before burning them. Here are the results...
The first scan is of a RITEKG04 (burn @ 4x), 2nd burnt disc after EEPROM was reset.
Several discs later, I tried burning a YUDEN000 T02 @ 8x. My other YUDEN000 T02 burns look almost exactly the same (so I didn't bother putting them up), whether they're burnt @ 8x, 6x, or 4x. Yes, ugly scan, but somehow it manages to play in my standalone DVD player flawlessly.
I don't understand and also envy those of you who get burns w/averages around 5-10PI/1-2 PIFs. WTF am I doing wrong?!?!? It's driving me crazy!!! :a
Any help would be appreciated! :iagree: