Yeah although I don't have any 8x DVD+RW, mediacodeinfo suggests my drive only supports 8x and 6x with most 8x DVD+RW which made me wonder whether 8x DVD+RW is only suitable for burning at 8x and maybe 6x (similar to CDRWs) but chef doesn't think so.
AFAIK, high PIFs around the speed shift point is common whenever the shift happes. Provided the high PIFs doesn't continue for a while, I guess it's a difficult to avoid problem with speed shifts. You mean 0.5MB or 0.5GB?
Yeah I forgot to mention 6x -RW are easy to get as well which made me wonder why.
Ok so perhaps it's fairly easy to get 8x Ricoh DVD+RWs in the US but jow easy is it to get 8x Verbatim DVD+RWs in the US?