Thanks. It's a crazy world isn't it? Pioneer produce good writers but lame readers while LiteOn produce lame writers but good readers. I hate the idea of getting another Litey burner just for scanning:Z
Regarding the registry hack maybe this could be it
[b]Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ahead\Nero Toolkit\CD Speed\CD Quality]
Seems like the manufacturers mentioned are all blocked! I wonder why? Since you have a Pioneer burner maybe you could check this out. Might be of interest to other forum members??