spryfly wrote:I beleive that the community does a disservice to the greater public by not stressing the importance of write quality.
That write quality is paramount is nevertheless still your opinion
. It's one that I share, true, but that doesn't mean that you should try to impose that opinion onto other people. Unlike other reviews, this review actually has write quality tests
. The tests are not obfuscated or hidden or inaccessible. And the tests even get a score of their own. It's out there. And people can look at it and make decisions for themselves. What more do you want? Anything more would be shoving that opinion
of the write quality being all that matters upon people.
If Joe Sixpack has a 100-pack of 4x media that he doesn't see himself using up within the next few years and is horribly afraid of opening up computers, much less installing new hardware/software, I doubt that he's going to give too much of a hoot about write quality tests on this and that media and care more about things like the installation and having a good warranty or tech support.
Granted it is an opinion, but i disagree that joe six pack dosn't care....he just dosn't know. Why would anyone want to spend good money on a drive that makes poor disks that won't play properly? consider the following thought experiment..... (not specifically refering to any drive in particular)
John Smith is given the the choice between two drives. One drive is truly a beauty to behold. It has all the latest features, makes no noise and comes with a 10 year warrentee. The other drive is as plain as plain can be, has slightly outdated features, and makes alot of noise. Then you tell him that the first drive will only produce playable discs 20% of the time, while the other drive will create playable disks 95% of the time.
Would you agree that Mr. Smith would choose the plain drive? This is why write quality and education are so important. Granted that this is an extream example, but it properly phrases the issue. Its like buying a car that only starts some of the time.
So once again, while this is just my opinion, to say that the average Joe dosen't or wouldn't care about write quality seems a bit silly to me.
Furthermore, I never stated or implyed that write quality is all that matters, but it is by definition one of the most important, as we are talking about dvd writers. I might very well purchase a burner that only had average write quality if it had features that I needed and could not get anywhere else.
It is not "shoving" to stress the importance of write quality it is just due dilligence.
What more do I want? If I had it my druthers, those who reviewed drives would specifically recommend against purchasing drives with atrocious write quality.
Finally...lol....I am in no way disparaging or attempting to take anything away from those who give up so much of their personel time to bring us thesse reviews. The reviews are greatly appricated and are an invaluble source of information.