Originally Posted by No1BroncoFan
I was thinking "hardware trouble" until I heard one word: Memorex.
While it may well still be a hardware problem, I'll bet the Memorex discs are a contributing factor. I've had horrible luck with any and everything labled Memorex. They contract out everything they "make" and their quality standards are pathetic. Personally I use TDK, Imation, Ritex/RiData (who also Contract for some of the TDK and Imation discs) and occasionally Fuji. I used to get one coaster aout of every two Memorex CD-Rs. I haven't had a bad burn that can be attributed to bad media yet with the brands I just mentioned.
I have stopped using Memorex and have switched over to Fuji exclusively since they've never acted up in the players I have.
The other CDR's I have (Memorex and Maxell) seem to work on occasion...almost as if atmospheric conditions had something to do with it (I know it's not the case but I'm just equating it to something
to explain why they work some days and not others). This would sove the problem normally but I have about 100 of these Memorex CDRs with stuff on them that'll never see the light of day on a silver CD.
Talked to a guy at the Stereo Shop up in the city and he tells me that soon they will come out with players/recorders that will handle everything across the board. Panasonic already has a player out there that'll play any type of CDR but nothing on the recording end of it (and I don't think much of Panasonic anyways) Alpine has developed the same thing for car stereos as well.
If I could find something that would play and record all CDRs & CDRWs, as well as handle 5 cds or more, I'd be sold on it in a heartbeat...but for now, all I can do is just wait I guess.
Thanks again to everyone for their advice and help in this matter.