When i bought my DVD burner i didnt care about the model, because i heard that LG was a good choice considering the price. But unfortunately that was not true, and i got one GWA-4164 :-(…
So, it came with the 1.00 firmware version and i burned a lot of Wisetech (TYG02) medias with good results. But everything was screwed since i decided to update to the 1.I0 version of the firmware (from HP). Since this update, almost all of the burned medias have some visible “rings” on the recorded area (usualy 2 of them: one near the center and other near the boundary). Usualy when i got these “rings” the burn quality is so bad that i cant read all the data back on the same recorder drive.
First of all i tried to change the media, and got some Arita (RITEKG05). The rings are still there. So, i tried the following firmwares:
-> GWA-4164b 1.I0
-> GWA-4164b 1.05
-> GSA-4166b 1.00
-> GSA-4166b 1.02
All of them i still get that rings on the most of the medias that i burn. And the most incredibly: with the 1.05 firmware the recorder only burns the RITEKG50 on 2x speed ( i didnt try to burn at this speed, this is ridiculus)…
Anybody knows what can be causing that visible rings?
I think i have 2 ways to fix it:
Get the 1.00 original firmware (wich is impossible)
Put the recorder on the trash
Im seriously thinking about the second one!