some media info:
i just got the F1 and burned a few using my two types of media i had on hand at the moment..
Maxell (ritex) with the circuit board design burned at max but when read in cd speed really slowed down the read speed at the end 10 minutes or so, down to like 9x, and when played in my home stereo, it had a dificult time finding latertracks, but still found them except, a brief millisecond of the beginning of a track was burned on the previous track, this is not good, so i burned again at 16x, fixed the read problem completely.. so the media is subquality..
my other media, the memorex with the black screwtop (TY) seemed to have no problems at burning at max, and reading at max..
so ill stick with higher quality media, and i still havent got the t@2 to work right, it wont seem to open, but its only been a few tries..
this drive is much better than the sony 183E3 at least..[:(!]