Originally Posted by mystic_sniper28
cheap media causes layer changes to be present..
I found this when doing my own test, some of the cheap media discs that are used in the reproduction process have been known to cause the layer issue to be present on replay..
if they uses quality disc's each time they do a burn I would suspect we wouldn't be bitching about layering faults on dvd's…
I have multiple disc's in the hundreds with such layering faults, when i did a couple of test burn on sony and tdk media disc's I had no faulting trouble with the copies i had made..
We can agree to disagree on whether or not cheap media lends itself to layer changes.
I just tested several DVDs which have known layer changes. Lord of the Ring: FOR, disc 2, time stamp 54:34 and Star Wars II, chapter 28, @ approximately 1:06:28. My Pioneer BDP-320 and 23FD had seamless layer changes while the Sony exhibited a ½ to 1 second delay on both.
It has been proven on more than one occasion that some players are more adept at handling layer changes than others using the exact same DVD.
It is quite possible that your authoring software may have helped when you burned your own copies, but you may have yielded the same results had you used a cheaper media.
There is a lot of information available about layer changes and I’ve read nothing that points to inferior media, but I haven’t read every article.
Also, I've read a lot of postings on the various blu-ray owner threads I frequent and your post is the 1st post I've read that speaks of cheap media being the reason for layer changes on DVDs.