I was told it was all about my stupidity with not going with the "right" media, there's a rub now, so I called and asked about speed and disks and was told TDKs from Costco were Grrrrreeeeeeeeaaaat. TDKs would be just great and Memorex just sucks was the Word from LiteOn tech support.
I am now into my spindle of TDKs and have been unable to load very couple of them (maybe 1 out of 3 Fail), now I am trying to reread the onces that "worked" and if they are finalized they work in my other players, but as happened with prior media choices, they Fail, even if they have never been in any other player or anything, so there is not anything introduced by some other PC or player or recorder.
In other words, this entire exercise for months has just been one big hassle and the media they recommend didn't do baloney to help. Same message FAIL.
The supposed effort to update the firmware for this particular problem seems silly. The thing was brought to market before it was tested and working as I keep reading these forums a lot of other people have recorded a lot of stuff that they also did not finalize and have thus LOST.
I was so dumb I actually threw out the box after about 6 weeks thinking everything was hunky dory and with less use over the holidays etc I am now late after buying this in October on wanting to RETURN it to Costco without the original packaging.
I've had enough, this is absolutely ridiculous, I've tried 5 different types of media, and updated the firmware, and the unit is NOT RELIABLE. Are you people checking out if your recordings PLAY in the unit you've used to record it?
Is this a bad unit -- or is it the LiteOn standalones in general?
Now I am stuck with wanting this technology and capabilities and the price is not the issue, so if anyone has a Good recommendation and Really Knows, Please help.
I just want it to work, and I am not trying to do a lot of fancy stuff.