frank1 wrote:I think that in the near future the question might switch to:
Can tou burn properly 16x certified medias in a 8x single layer burner ?
Notice that by the change from the Pioneer 107 8x SL to the Pioneer 108 16x DL, this manufacturer increased the "nominal" laser power by 50% !!
How do you control properly such an increase of the laser beam power in order to get a good "write strategy" while using lower wtriting speed such as 2,4x or 4x ??
you are forgetting something here. The speed is also faster.
The higher laser power is there for a shorter time (disc's rotates faster) so the older burner can burn these with a lower laserpower because speed is lower !.
(Great example is Pioneer 106D with Verbatim 16x DVD-R don't be fooled what the drive itself says about this combination if your only looking at pi-8. (yes it reports arround 280 ! with hardly PIF's is my experience.)
Other drives see these burned disc's as disc's with really low error levels.
Also the Pioneer 106D plays these verbatim 16x DVD-R's back fine.
The question is
Is media supported well or can the drive get the correct info from the disc and create a good strategy of it's own ?