Ian wrote:That is good media. Can you tell me what speeds you tried?
I burned the first one at 8x on the Fuji 8x, and when it wouldn't read in my player I burned another at 4x...I wanted to try 2x but apparently the DRU-710A can't do that speed? That's when I had my neighbor burn a disc for me on his Sony DRU-510A at 4x on Memorex +R (not sure what company manufactures those). When that wouldn't read I thought I should try using bitsetting, so I did one at 4x on the Fuji media and set booktype to DVD-ROM, which also wouldn't play in my player. I then tested the Maxell 4x at 4x (only option with that drive/media combo) and that wouldn't read on my brother's or mine.
What I find interesting about this whole thing is my neighbor's Sony DVD player plays all the discs, but the discs I burned on the 710 look like crap on it (jittery picture occasionally, break-ups, and an occasional faint line). The discs he burned on his 510 look a lot better, but still not great. But if the DRU-710A is actually a LiteOn drive, I'm wondering if Sony beefed up the laser in their Sony DVD players to read those type of burns.
Anyway, after all that I updated the firmware to BS41 LiteOn, which I read on cdrfreaks from a couple posts that was the best bet for both +R and -R compatibility. The results appeared to be the same on the Fuji media, and by that time I was too disgusted to try anything else. Especially since after going to BS41 Nero no longer recognized the drive could do bitsetting and I had to use Kprobe to set the booktype.
Now I'm not sure what to do since I'm stuck with a $150 in store credit at Best Buy. Someone on cdrfreaks recommended the BenQ 1620 or NEC 3500A, but I don't think Best Buy carries either of those. I know one thing, Sony has lost my respect after all this, I used to have a few companies that I trusted to fall back on for items I didn't have time to read reviews for, Sony and Plextor were 2 of them, but now after all these problems and reading the Plextor 716 reviews, my world is falling apart