Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

DVD+R/-R Double Layer writing performance and quality:


The Samsung SE-T084L supports the DVD+R DL/-R DL standard for writing Double Layer/Dual Layer discs with a size around 8.5 GB at a writing speed of 4x.

For these tests we used a Video-DVD compliant file set and burned the discs with Nero Burning Rom.

DVD+R DL:

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

The Samsung SE-T084L wrote our Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL media at 6x in 27 minutes and 33 seconds.

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

 

Brand:

Verbatim – Thanks to Verbatim (UK)
for providing the sample.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media

Code:

MKM 003

Disc Type:

DVD+R DL

Capacity:

8103MB

Certified Speed:

8x

Write Speed:

6x (Z-CLV)

Write Time:

27m:33s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

2.27

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.10

BookType

DVD-ROM

There is a cluster of PI and PIF errors at the layer break, but our read-back test is perfect. The result is good.


DVD-R DL:

 

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

The Samsung SE-T084L wrote our Verbatim 4x DVD-R DL media at 4x in 34 minutes and 22 seconds.

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

Brand:

Verbatim – Thanks to Verbatim (UK)
for providing the sample.

Manufacturer:

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media

Code:

MKM 01RD30 

Disc Type:

DVD-R DL

Capacity:

8103MB

Certified Speed:

4x

Write Speed:

4x (Z-CLV)

Write Time:

34m:22s

PI-8 errors Average/Sec:

10.64

PI-1 failures (PIF) Avg/Sec:

0.11

BookType

DVD-R

PI errors on the first layer are high but within specification. PIF errors are also high at the start of the disc and our read-back test shows some problems at the layer break. The result is ok but could be improved.

Standalone DVD-Player compatibility:


We only have 3 standalone DVD-Players available and 1 standalone DVD-RAM DVD-R recorder to test the DVD+R DL medias (Book Type: DVD-ROM) and the DVD-R DL media (Book Type: DVD-R):      

  • Panasonic DVD-RV32
  • Panasonic SA-HT520
  • Proline DVDP350
  • Panasonic DMR-E50 recorder

Compatibility results:

Samsung SE-T084L Slimline DVD Burner Review

All our DVD Standalone devices played the DVD+R DL media burned by the Samsung SE-T084L without any problems.

Only one DVD Standalone device would play the Samsung SE-T084L burned DVD-R DL media without any problems.

We would like to mention, that the compatibility issue with standalone DVD Players/Recorders and the DVD-R DL media format is caused by incompatibilities with the standalone devices used in this review, and not the Samsung SE-T084L or media format used.

Summary:

The Samsung SE-T084L burned our test DVD+DL with good quality, but DVD-R DL writing quality could be improved.

Let’s head on to the next page and our DVD-RAM writing tests….