Hummm..... sorry to go on but I hope this is helpful to someone else and you can help me make a decision on a matter that may see me banished to the depths of hell by my family.. :a
Must admit I have had my Lite-on 411 for a while now and posted here when I first had it as I had problems with the DVD-R media.
Being a newbie at the issue, well I was a while back, I went to the local computer fair and bought 50 Datawrite Red (V2) DVD-R and wasn't able to write one cleanly.
Some people recommended that I took it back to the shop, which I did, but because I hadn't got the bits of packing that held the DVD-R in the box (as I was now using it for CD Storage!!) they wouldn't take it back.
It still the hell out of me why some people on the forum say that they have no problems with this unit. I understand that it can be the media, but why do I have to buy more expensive media to match the drive when the Pioneer will do everything everytime (so I've heared)
My parents are now looking at buying a DVD Writer and I have recommended the Pioneer as he does a lot of movie capture and needs full comptibility across the range. Now the Pioneer is an A107 I can't seem to get hold of the 106, and the 107 is around 125 pounds and the Liteon 851 is about 80-90 so he want's to go for the Liteon. Obviously DVD-R is supposed to be more compatible with DVD Players am I going to be back at square one?
So, do I take the risk of putting the Liteon 851 in their machine or will I not be a popular person. I am hoping that the issues have all been resolved and I'm not entirley happy that Liteon haven't just admitted there is a problem and replace the drives for something that works, yes I know it would cost them a bundle but there is nothing like bad press to make people move away from them , as I had always been a Liteon fan until now.
So currently my 411 sits in my machine unused :eek: and I have tried cable (40/80) UDMA TAPI drivers Primary Secondary One hard disk and the 411s, tried the sense data program but I can't even get it sense the data, put a blank DVD-R disk in and the system freezes, even with the media that came with the DRIVE! it did write the DVD-RW but with this lead-in lead-out problem, still don't know how people have this working (except for forking out on expensive media) now I have a box of about 40 Datawrite that seem to be Datawrong for this drive.
Hope you can help out oh Liteon Gods
(oh and sorry for mentioning the "other brand" in your forum )