To answer all of the questions.
Yes it is a DL, is a SONY DW-Q30A.
I found 1 firmware upgrade, but all it did was make the drive region free. I couldnâ€™t find any others, if you know a good place to look, let me know.
It upgraded from
YYS3 to YYS4
udma2 is enabled.
I loathe roxio, so the only other burning program on the pc is nero 6.
For single layer I almost always use meorex 16x dvds. When I first started using them they were amazing, on really large dvds load time would be a little slow and pixels were visible only on a really dark scene and still unnoticeable unless you were looking for them. After thinking about how great the quality used to be. I started wondering if maybe they just found a cheaper manufacturer.
Also, can you recommend a site with a list of the best media to use for a particular drive, I've looked a little, but no luck.
Thanks I appreciate the help.