Just to be clear, is the Optodisc Acro Circle media at at this Rima link
the Grade A Acro Circle branded DVD-R media that dolphinius_rex mentions?
If they say it's Acro Circle, then it should be A Grade. And yes. that's what I'm referring to.
mrslim wrote:Would Acro Circle vs. TY02 make much of a difference in how a movie backup would play in a DVD player that's attached to a TV/home theater?
Well, the 3 things that affect playback the most are Jitter, Beta (aka Assymetry) and PIE/PIF errors. For Jitter and Beta, Acro Circle performs very close to Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-Rs. For PIE/PIF errors, Taiyo Yuden is a little better. I expect no problems with play back for either disc... unless the machine is quite picky (in all fairness, both discs show a little out of spec Beta scores, but I haven't seen any playback problems on anything I've tried them in).
mrslim wrote:That link scour provided doesn't give me the greatest confidence in the drive. Hopefully firmware updates will help along the way.
Keep in mind that the person doing the testing in the link Scour provided is only using the LiteON drive for testing. I compare with 4 different units, and 5 different tests, to make sure I get a very good impression of over all disc quality. Out of all the drives I use, the LiteON is the least reliable for useful data, and generally I just ignore it since it contradicts the other drives, and real world testing on various DVD Players and drives.
Put more simply, I have no faith whatsoever in LiteON based testing.
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