I came back to Singapore after a 5 months of holiday, and since Dad wanted my CDRW, I decide to take the opportunity to go for a Liteon SOHW812s. And so far, well, nothing but problems.
Bought the thing on Monday, and I got only 3 hrs of sleep that day (since I arrived at 4 am and the bus ride was horrible) so I made a mistake and got DVD-R 2x Verbatims instead. After busting 3, I went back today and traded the media for Verbatim Dataplus 4x (made in Taiwan) and price difference, and now, after a recent burn, one out of 19 video files burned to it had bad CRC and couldn't be copied.
Currently running KProbe on the bad DVD to see if there's anything up, plus I didn't notice there was the US0N series of firmware yet. Again, like the bone-headed idiot I am, I forgot to buy a DVD-RW to test.
This being Singapore, no refunds are possible and it is likely that at best, I will only be able to get a 1-to-1 exchange for this unit. Since there's nowhere cheap and close to get a DVD-RW, I'm contemplating trying one last burn with the updated firmware.
As it is right now, I"m very, very frustrated, so if it's okay, I'd like to hear some advice from you guys since I'm pretty much not thinking straight right now.
Thanks in advance.
Here's the results of the Probe and and the Read Test...