check ur standalones and media..
i have a 1008.. with one of the earlier firmwares. havnt even updated it.. 0054 to be exact.. burned 60 DVD-Rs in a month's period.. 0 coasters.. 50 of them are cheap GQ DVD-Rs.. only 1X certified.. but the drive let me burn at 2X..
i tested these on several standalone DVD players.. to be exact.. 2 Apex players, 1 terapin, and 1 coby..
the apex.. model 1200 and 1100w if i can recall.. played every single one of the burns flawlessly.. not to mention very fast navigating with the menu and fast read response.. no skips, errors..
the terapin also played all the discs fine.. the reading was not as good as the apex and someitmes skip for a sec or 2.. but after play smoothly through out..
the coby player read the discs.. but this player generally sucked.. and even froze an original dvd.. and did the same with the copy of it.. but played throughout with other discs it had no problems with..
so check ur standalone.. or ur media.. but i know i can't blame my btc 1008.. because im using the absolute CHEAPEST solutions in standalones and media.. and they all work..