Also, with regard to NEC using the same chipset as Pioneer, and therefor be able to support PI/PO error checking... it might not be as easy as this
Wrong NEC drives can do this quite easillly if NEC worked a little bit more with the users a long or did a little more work themselves. It's just that NEC doesn't seem interested at this time.
About Pioneer. I know that Pioneer allways had some doubts about the fact if end users should have this and if they could actually use it.
Pioneer knows to well that there drive are tuned of excellent readers for bad dvdrecordables. So is the result the drive gives back still in line for most drives performance. In other word there's a good change that Pioneer drive will say it's fine will some of there older home recorders will choke over it and with the American I sue YOU culture you know what you can expect !!
About Ritek cyanine - The reason why they make these is because it costs them allmost nothing to manufacture. Only real cost post are Philips/SONY/TY Royalties. And it seems that Ritek at this time is haveing more product lines then needed. So any way to still get income is welcome. Because leting lines stand still is even more money burning.
So if this means they will have to compete with Princo then they will do it.
About TY autostrategy technology - Sofar the PX-716 supports this and does that drive burn disc's very good at this time ?? Oh wait we Euro's can test this because actually Plextor themselves came up with that it sucks at this time. So so much at this time for the big name called autostrategy. (Still TY got some nice money for it !) Yeah it was marketed as a holy grail. The results so far are not that promiseing. Hmm maybe plextor better used PHilips WOPC trick !! Since that one prooved to be working if the standard strategy is correct !!