After making a few coasters with a pair of Lite-on Drives, I broke down and got a Sony-810A, it is at least getting past 5%.
Okay for the models
SOHW-1635S and SHW-160P6S using Memorex discs and a brand named TEON. Had some no-name discs which worked ok,but player would start and just as suddenly stop and go back to the loading screen, even after a supposedly good burn. Version of CloneDVD is the latest with latest version of AnyDVD.
Update: Success. So if you have a pair of Lite-ons, you might want to consider another drive, as a pair they suck.
Also updated the SOny to Version 1.0e of Firmware before I ever started.