I've had my 1004 for about 2 1/2 months. It came with firmware 36 or 37, I can't remember. I had trouble with other drives reading dvd's written on the 1004 so I upgraded to firmware 47 and most of the problems went away. I still had occasional problems with screen freezes on movies but most (90%) worked and data always worked.
Today I upgraded to firmware 48 to try and fix the video freeze problems and now I cannot read anything the 1004 writes on any other drive or player (I've tried 5 others). Even the 1004 was only able to read one of 4 disks I have tried to write since the upgrade.
I cannot find a copy of firmware 47 to go back to. Anybody know where I can get one.
I've not changed anything else except the firmware upgrade. I'm using the same media and spindle that worked before the upgrade (Verbatim Datalife - CMC)