@ ahtze ... thanks for your help... i think ill most likely stick with 2.4x then, but you got some good points about the testing... so basically if the PIF and PIE is good then it should be fine.... odds are ill stick with 2.4x to be safe but if i feel like burning up money ill probably do those tests.... also what time frame does it take to burn a disc @ 4x anyways? .. cause if it aint much better i dont think ill worry about burning @ 4x.
with regular discs (dvd+r) i get quality burns so i know my regular dvd burns are well within "good limits" as far as kprobe etc go.... but if i where to guess since my burner is somewhat older now as far as dual layer goes, the disc quality scans could vary quite a bit i suppose.
@ chef ... you got a good point, but then again dual layer aint exactly cheap now is it? ... so wasting a few of those (dvd+r dl) i wont be happy cause that adds up quick.
anyways thank you guys for your time i appreciate it ... anyone else want to add comments feel free to do it.
p.s. hopefully someone with my burner can confirm if it works well or not.
also on a side note.... is it generally better for a dvd burner in general to burn at higher speeds with quick burning times or lower speeds with longer burn times? (im asking this cause im wondering if it's generally bad for a burner to be burning for like 45min-1hour straight, dont seem like it will be good for the laser (im not worry about anything else cause i already know 8x is generally best to burn standard media etc and 12x in some cases) )