Ian wrote:What setting where you using when testing with the Plex? Sum1 or Sum8? If its Sum8, the results are fine. If its Sum1, its borderline. If its only a couple of spikes and the discs read back fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
Thanks for your replying Ian! I don't have any scans, but the spikes I'm complaining about (some were spikes to 5, two were spikes to 8) are SUM1. The Sum8 scan had PIE <= 20 (which is as most here know is excellent PIE). I was using Plextools Professional, not Pxscan. So, I shouldn't be concerned? My feeling now is to let it be, as it is. I took back 3 Plextor PX-716SA over writing quality concerns, and 1 or 2 of those didn't need to be returned. I really don't want to go through that again. One question for you Ian--I am burning Verbatim 16X DVD+R MCC004 media on the DVD recorder. The manual says it is compatible with 16X DVD+R/-R media. However, as I understand it, the DVD recorder records at 1X. Could recording at an excessively low speed cause higher error rates? Or could the standalone DVD recorder just not be optimized for that media? Clearly my PX-716SA was intended to record on this media, which is why it's PIF (SUM1) error rate is where it should be (if I record at 8X with PowerREC OFF, that is!)