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I find that my DVD backups make alot more noise when loading than an original. Vice City is the worst one. They play and load alright. Does anyone else find this and does anyone know why?
what kinda media are u using? 'Noise' levels in relation to each other are generally determined by the qual of media. I mean, I've noticed with mine that princo's are noiser then verbatims, but verbatims in turn are noiser then originals. Burnt games will always be noiser then originals because the laser has to work harder, as no recordable media with have as much reflectivity as an original.
As with vice city, the game is constantly being read off the disc, so here's where you'd notice the noise diff the most. If u'r really worried, burn vice city on a couple of diff types of media and get an original of vice city just for comparisons sake, and see how you go.
I'm using HP media. What is a good +r media and can u put a better laser into the PS2.
Memorex + R works great for me! (V7 Mag 2)
You'll find that people's opinion on media is so varied, cause lasers and their calibrations vary from ps2 to ps2. It's like cars, if u ask a real mechanic, he'll say the best way to tune a car is by ear, because even though car's have a 'template', each individual car has it's own characteristics. So in regards to your ps2, the only way you're going to find what's best for you is for fork out some bucks and get some different types of media, cause it may just save u in the long run.
As to the laser question, not that i know of.
How do u tell with media? As in whats good and whats not. I just burned on Verbatim DVD+r and they seem to work just as well as HP. I've loaded it at least 20 times and everytime it has worked.
check my post in that thread.
For testing you're probably best to use a 'demanding' game like vice city.
Loading is not the issue here, it how much work u'r laser is doing 'under load'.
I've been asking the samne questions about noise on dvd-r backups. I noticed mine are a little louder than the original.(verbs. burned at 2x) I got a backup of vice city and I'll tell you that I would not put that in my ps2(to much noise) I'm going to get it on ritek and see if there's a difference. But EluciferI think you are wrong when you say burned games will always be louder than originals. Charles, Dust4dust and alot of other guys say there backups play just as loud as the original which surprised me.
There's only one think left to do...
"Noise" is just one of those nebulous descriptors.
Frankly, what difference does it make? Ask yourself the following:
1.) Does the game boot and load ok?
2.) Are the scene and chapter changes smooth?
3.) Is this "noise" affecting gameplay or your ability to concentrate?
If the answer to # 1 & 2 is no, then screw it. Quit being so anal. No two drive motors are going to sound the same anyway and I'm sure where and how you have the unit positioned plays into any additional vibrational harmonics and overtones added to the aural experience.
If the answer to #3 happens to be yes, then just buy a 6' controller cable extention and sit further back from your TV. It'll probably do wonders for the overall health of your eyesight anyway...