Before asking for help, I just wanted to mention that I have been here on and off for the better part of a year+ now to find help for issues I have had in the past and wanted to say thanks for everyone who contributed here.
Now, for my dilemna…
I am running a Liteon SOHW-1633s @ SOHW-1653s CS0T MLED and have had excellent results since day one. Never a bad burn and I think only 2 coasters ever (due to a “finalizing” bug in an older version of Nero). I recently purchased an inexpensive portable DVD player (Astar pd-3020) that plays pretty much everything you can throw at it media wise. The only problem is that it will not recognize Copied DVDs that I burn at 8x but will happily play ones burned at 4x. I have tried several different media types, all with the same result. The 8x burns will play in all of my other household players including an older JVC, PS2 (1st gen), and a new Phillips DVP-642. I have tried some of this same media burned from a friends PC and have no issue.
I have used DVDShrink-Decrypter/Nero, CloneDVD, and 1Click, all with identical results. I had an earlier firmware on the drive and updated to the latest. I also dumped my EEPROM, all with the same results.
Another note, the unit will read 8x burns I have done that contain Data/Jpegs/MP3 and the likes on the same media from the same burner, it seems that the issue is just with copied DVDs.
I dug around the forum but didn’t see anyone else with the same issues (though there were other “can’t play DVD” questions).
-a known issue or common thing?
-a limitation of my burner?
-a limitation of the player?
-something I am doing wrong?
-an issue with my system?
As I said, I can play them on all of my other players, or I can just burn at 4x, but is still doesn’t ease my mind as to why it happens.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated…