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At 09:08 AM 3/4/2004 +0100, Lars Gaustad wrote:
>With the decline in CR-R quality, I first of all think you are entering
>dangeruos terrain.
>Even the large respected vendors of quality media now sells outsourced
>produced CD-Rs under their own name.
>
>But you need at least to have an error report on each disc produced to
>maintain initial top quality in terms of low error rate.
>I am not sure about the Plextor Premium drive, one of the great problems
>on CD_R technology is the fact that
>drives do not have to be buildt to standards, which means that your test
>result is only as good as your drive,
>and only consistent using the same drive for retesting.
>
>A professional testing euipment would be a nescessity to maintain validity.

There are also professional services which can reduce the outlay required.
I have no connection with Media Sciences, but have used their service. Note
that the expertise needed to assess recording quality is substantial; while
the hardware is costly, building the skills needed to exploit it is even
more expensive.

Drop by http://www.mscience.com/ for an introduction. Jerry will also test
a single disc for you without charge; when you see the extent of his
analysis, you may well decide to turn that part of your project over to his
company.


Mike
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