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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:32 pm

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Postby code65536 on Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:53 pm

Yea, I was reading it last night at 2 in the morning. Gave me a laugh to see them use bar graphs to compare total PI values (total?!). And the comment about a burn having 2.6 million more PI errors than before. *chuckle* At least they did include the scans in a zip, so that was better than before. But I guess that's to be expected from people who are used to benchmarking linear things like fps and the such.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:58 pm

oh man..... I really thought I'd already seen the stupidest possible ways of testing media... but this is on a whole new level. These guys weren't just thinking "outside the box" they had to burn the original box, and create a whole NEW cornerless thing they would then CALL a box, so that they could think outside of that as well!

Ok, maybe that was a little long winded.... but MAN, that sucks!
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Postby eric93se on Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:02 pm

I didn't think it was all that bad.

Now I'm even more glad I've waited for the 1640, it seems to be the superior drive.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:08 pm

Well.. I'm glad they're focusing more on writing quality. However, they need to understand what they're actually testing and how to portray it better.

Maybe I missed them, but did they do any CD or DVD read tests?
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Postby ETP on Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:55 pm

Ian! You have that many kids :D ? How about pics of my grand cats!
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Postby ETP on Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:58 pm

Oh! I forgot! I'm back from the DENNIS hurivac! My house did great! Not that anyone cares! :lol:

Back on topic! Maybe its time to buy a BenQ>

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Postby Ian on Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:40 pm

ETP wrote:Maybe its time to buy a BenQ>


I would if they had them in stock in the US!
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Postby Wesociety on Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:23 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:oh man..... I really thought I'd already seen the stupidest possible ways of testing media... but this is on a whole new level. These guys weren't just thinking "outside the box" they had to burn the original box, and create a whole NEW cornerless thing they would then CALL a box, so that they could think outside of that as well!

LMAO!!
Just read this "roundup" myself...

There were quite a few strange results and interpretations in their article.
For instance, why couldn't their NEC ND-3540A burn RITEKR04? no idea :o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:02 pm

Wesociety wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:oh man..... I really thought I'd already seen the stupidest possible ways of testing media... but this is on a whole new level. These guys weren't just thinking "outside the box" they had to burn the original box, and create a whole NEW cornerless thing they would then CALL a box, so that they could think outside of that as well!

LMAO!!
Just read this "roundup" myself...

There were quite a few strange results and interpretations in their article.
For instance, why couldn't their NEC ND-3540A burn RITEKR04? no idea :o


Yeah... and why can their DW1640 burn Verbatim 2.4x DVD+RDL media that well with THAT firmware?

And how come they didn't factor in the POF errors from the DW1640's burn on the DVD-RDL into their quality report?
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