Until 2 weeks ago I was using a Benq 1620 (it died). I have since bought a Liteon 16H5S everything seems to work OK, but when I try to play the DVD’s in any of my players you can hear the mechanism searching about trying various speeds and positions for about 1-2 minutes (depends on the player) before the menu screen is displayed, everything then plays, searches, seeks chapters without problems.
I do not have this problem with any bought or Benq written discs.
I have updated the firmware to LS0W, tried various makes of media, written at different speeds nothing makes any improvement, the scans in Kprobe/DVD Speed are no worse than the Benq’s.
DVD-R’s are worst DVD+R is better; strangely DVD-RW’s are best!
Do you think the drive is faulty? It is the only conclusion I have come to.