851S - not seen as a DVD writer

I have just bought a Liteon 851S DVD writer, but Nero seems tro see it as just a CD writer, not a DVD writer.

It plays DVD’s just fine, but, for example in Nero in “Choose recorder”, it just shows Image Recorder - virtual device, but does not display the DVD drive underneath that, as one ,might expect.

I have tried the Liteon 851S in 2 PCs now, and with 3 different versions of Nero. And again, samer prob, will offer to let me write CD’s , but not DVD’s.

Any help appreciated

Regards

RichDM

Try updating Nero. I have no trouble w/my 851S

Hi RichDM

I just bought an 851s and am using it with Nero. It all works OK at my end (which I guess is no comfort to you!)…but my guess is that it can’t be anything TOO serious.

As per the previous post, try reinstalling Nero

Steve

To see if it is indeed a Nero problem try installing the bundled RecordNow that came with your drive.

Which version of nero are you using?
I had a similar problem with my 411s and nero5. I updated to Nero 6 and it was recognised.
Is the drive recognised as a dvd writer in windows?

I can’t see the 851 in the supported drive list on ahead.de but I know it works with nero 6.3.03.
have a look at this link (answer no. 3 )
http://www.ahead.de/en/631927293720980.html#3

If you need to update to nero 6.3.03 I find that the Ahead site’s downloads are very slow.
Use this mirror instead
http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2228&file=3&evp=450ec55e744210853367639f39262fae

It takes a few seconds to start but once started is pretty quick

i have the external 8515usb,i was able to purchase nero6 retail which i updated on the nero site.nero recognises the drive as a dvdwriter.so i think you need to upgrade nero as it deffinately works ok for me. i use dvd shrink which then burns with nero fine.colin