Everyone here ( apart from Flash ) is leading you on a wild goose chase. Parity Outer PO should NOT be under 32. (* slaps Zebra *) They are confusing PO with PIF. Pioneer drives dont report in an odd way at all they just report PI and PO rather than PI and PIF that most other drives do. Infact another scanning utility shows it as PIF too which just adds to users confusion. For Pioneer drives both the PI and PO should be under 280. However never just use a pi.po scan by itself, use it as part of a test. Always check with CRC check as that is the most important one of all, and also test in players. Especially dont compare pi.po scans done by others in different drives. Use it to compare burns done in your drive on different media and speeds.
O.k., I have a question here.. what *IS* the difference between PIF and PO ? It isn't explained in the wiki or anywhere else that I looked. Here is what I think I know so far:
PI = PIE (synonymous) = Parity Inner Error, will undergo PI correction attempt next
PIF = Parity Inner Failure, occurs if inner parity correction attempt failed
PO = POE (synonymous) = Parity Outer Error, e.g. errors that were not corrected with inner parity? Wouldn't that mean PO = PIF? If not, then in general, is PO > PIF, or PO < PIF ? And why?!
And of course
POF = Parity Outer Failure, presumably happens when a PO (and a PIF?) could not be corrected by outer parity. This is a "hard" error that presumably should also give a CRC32 error when scanning a CD, and it cannot be further corrected. With a bit of luck, a disk that gives a POF can probably still be read without a POF on a different (better) drive.
Please clairfy... Thanks!!