QUOTE(busterpit23 @ Jul 4 2005, 11:29 PM)
Both are using Samsung Drives and I always use quality media such as Phillips, TDK, & Memorex.
Like I said the first Xbox will load and play all the -R discs but the #2 xbox will not fully load the same back up discs.
For most of the back ups that don't work, they will start loading but get stuck after a few of the opening screens.
To me it has to be something in the software of the #2 xbox but I am not sure.
None of these are what I would say are quality at this point. They are currently outsourcing to manufacturers that are average at best. Memorex -R are CMC Magnetics or Prodisc, TDK seems to be producing it's own dye which isn't bad but once again you can do better for the Money. Phillips I believe also outsources to CMC Magnetics. Do yourself a favor and go with nothing but the best as what you are describing is almost certainly a media flaw. No two drives (even of the same make) will read the exact same things. Check out http://www.shop4tech.com
right now. You can get 100 4x Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (Taiyo Yuden are considered top notch for quality and compatiblity and unlike the brands you have listed TY is actually a manufacturer so you never have to guess who is making the discs and what to expect) for $32 shipped and if you enter in the following coupon code: xpbargains10 you can get an additional 10% off of them. Thereby knocking it down to $28.80 shipped for 100 4x TY DVD-R discs. Some burners and firmware revisions will burn these at 8x.