aviationwiz wrote:If your going to be burning audio, VariRec would come in handy on the Premium.
You've mentioned this a couple of times recently, aviationwiz. Are you aware that even Plextor's promotional literature shows VariRec making jitter worse, not better?
Plextor VariRec Literature wrote:When VariRec is used at the most extreme settings, there is a chance that the playback device will not read the disc properly. In this case, use the default setting or switch VariRec off.
The VariRec "feature" is sort of hard to promote, because any improvement obtained by adjusting VariRec from the nominal setting stands as an indictment against Plextor's optimum power calibration routines, which should automatically find the best setting. In other words, if VariRec improves the burn, then Plextor's OPC isn't very good in the first place.
Actual testing confirms that adjusting VariRec makes jitter worse:
http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Article ... tter+Tests
There may be rare instances where VariRec improves burn quality, but on the whole, in my opinion, VariRec is just a gimmick. And looking at Plextor's half-hearted promotional literature, I think they know the same.