kogos nice review.
But there is a mistake.. WOPC is the technology that Philips/BenQ drives use.. Nec uses a similar technology but it's known as AOPC. WOPC != AOPC the same way as Burn Proof != Seamless Link.
i am using WOPC as it uses exactly tha same methodology with AOPC (ActiveOPC) and is the most known technology of this kind. Of course, you are right that this is a technology introduced in Philips/BenQ drives, but "optimal writing" technologies works the same way. Also, i mentioned that it is the same technology liek all other NEC burners, and if you could go back to 3500A or even 2510A review, you will see that i was reffering to AOPC. So, we figured that using this is much easier for people to understand how it works. In any case, you are right, but we thought that there is really no difference (by the way, WOPC is not pattented yet by philips, if i'm not mistaken, but AOPC is patented by NEC
). I am pasting the following from my draft of the 3530A review: "High resolution writing strategies" are again incorporated into the ND-3530A, just as with ND-3520A model, which is in fact an improved version of Active Optimized Power Control (Active OPC). Active OPC constantly monitors the sensitivity of the media and adjusts the laser strength to achieve the best possible results. It does this by analyzing the reflection from the media's surface. Buffer underrun error prevention technology ensures that media will be recorded successfully, even if writing procedure is interrupted or paused. You will find here a simple diagram explaining the Active OPC technology.
Also I saw you extracted the supported media list using NecDump. You could've contacted me so I would modify the output to your needs.. for example dump directly to html with better write speed display and also to drop out garbage entries.
nice to know you can do that... unfortunately, there was no time to wait for a modified (or a newer version) of NecDump, since the review had to be released immediately, but i hope you can do this for our following NEC based burner reviews. I am now sending you a PM with my MSN contact
Glad you liked the review