Hi. This is my first post. Having read the review of the Philips DVDR16LS i thought I'd try and buy one. I ordered what I thought was the right model from Scan.co.uk (Living in UK) it turns out that the model that has arrived according to Nero is a "PBDV16LS".
My initial thoughts were that the PB simply stood for Philips British, and that it was equivalent to the DVDR16LS (Which im assuming is an american model). However, I am currently writing my first full Data DVD supposedly at 8x onto Bulkpaq 8x DVD-R. It is burning as I type, and am a little worried to see the buffer level constantly shooting from 40 - 90% and reporting that its taking up to an hour to burn 4 GB at 8x. Surely this seems a little odd.
Also, The firmware that is reported is version B1.8. I did try to upgrade to version P1.9 but the update utility refused.
Please can someone help. Have I bought the correct drive? If not, is there either a place in the UK that sells the reviewed DVDR16LS or can i force a firmware upgrade to that drive version??
Cheers - Coop