OK, I am SO clueless that its not even funny. I have a Sony burner that I bought about 2 years ago and have burned a total of 2 movies on it and now can’t get it to work. Great use of my $, huh? Anyhoo…I just burned a movie a couple of days ago that would play in the computer and would play on a portable DVD player but not on my standalone player. I bought some new DVD’s and got a “insert disk” popup even though there was a blank (new) disk in the burner. I assumed it was because I was using crappy media (HP dvd-r), so returned those and got Verbatim. Still having the same issue. I’ve updated the firmware…checked my “DMA” settings were correct (I guess I did anyway - through Device Driver, both primary and secondary are set to DMA, ultra 5). I don’t really know what else to check. The burner will recognize commercially burned DVD’s (movies) without a problem, but won’t acknowledge when there is a blank disc inserted.
And…now it smells funny…like its hot…maybe something burned up in it?!