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Samsung SH-182D vs SH-182M - what gives with the quality?

Postby MonsterMan on Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:33 pm

Ok, now I figured the 182M was just the 182D with lightscribe enabled; same actual drive hardware.

But, old 182D:
http://i2.tinypic.com/24axy6d.png

Ok, me like.

And new 182M:
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3408/18xck9.png

I didn't see much point in finishing the scan.

WTF happened? I am not happy right now. The 182D I had would freeze randomly with Verbatium DVD-Rs about 50% of the time. The 182M does not, but the quality is horrible.

Same batch of discs, too.
:evil:

Edit:
Double :evil: :evil:
Seems the quality of the Verbatium discs has been swapped. The 182D did horrible with the +Rs, great with the -Rs. This 182M is the opposite. Although it's +R quality isn't as good as the 182D's -Rs...

The +Rs, at 18x:
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/8137/v ... xkptk9.png
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:53 am

the SH-182D and SH-182M both have the same firmware revision (SB02) ?
this supports that they're the same drive basically.
maybe your SH-182M is a bum drive (like your first SH-182D was) ?
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:51 pm

dodecahedron wrote:maybe your SH-182M is a bum drive (like your first SH-182D was) ?


I can't be that unlucky, can I?

Oh wait...yeah, I can.

Still, it burns the +Rs way better. And does better on the Maxell DVDs I've got. So I guess I'll stick with it until the LG 18x drive hits the states.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:37 am

MonsterMan wrote: So I guess I'll stick with it until the LG 18x drive hits the states.
already has.
check the LG forum @ cdfreaks, there's a link somewhere there to a place that sells the GSA-H22N.
here is the topic that discusses the H22N:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=191607
specifically (for purchasing it):
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=80
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p ... stcount=83

also, it's possible to flash H10A/N to H12N (!!!!!) using a modified TDB firmware :D :D :D
check out the discussion @ cdreaks.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=191401
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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:27 am

I'll wait for Newegg to get them in stock. I've never ordered from those places before. Better yet, I'll email my contact at LG. :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:04 am

while you're at it ask him about the H12N too.

also ask him if there will be H22L, H12L versions and E12N/L, E22N/L versions ?
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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:16 am

dodecahedron wrote:while you're at it ask him about the H12N too.

also ask him if there will be H22L, H12L versions and E12N/L, E22N/L versions ?


The guys in the US typically don't know what models are going to be available until they show up over here.
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Postby Scour on Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:07 pm

Damn, why don´t LG add DVD-quality-scans to these nice drives?
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Postby Ian on Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:58 pm

Scour wrote:Damn, why don´t LG add DVD-quality-scans to these nice drives?


If Dell or someone asked for the feature, I'm sure they'd do it. For now though, they don't want to support it.
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