It came with Firmware 1.04, first few discs I put in played fine, but then one would not play, it would not recognize the disc at all, it could not see it, itâ€™s a original disc of the movie Spiderman 2 bought from a shop, disc is in good condition and plays perfectly in my other DVD drives. Tried reloading disc, and cleaning it, did it 3 times, on the 4th it read it played it fine, but after a few more goes again it would not read it. At this point I thought I might as well upgrade the firmware to 1.06.
Amazingly it plays the Spiderman 2 disc perfectly now since the firmware upgrade? I was rather surprised, was V1.04 really that bad?
But then I started some other tests, 2 films that where copied by a NEC2500 on Ritek media, they both failed DVD Analysis in DVD Shrink, I forgot the error message, after about 4-5 fails, it now reads them perfectly? Donâ€™t know whats going on here, again the discs where read 1st time in my 3year old Toshiba 1712. Perhaps DVD Shrink is remembering the data, and not fully testing my 716A now?
Another issue is Nero CD-DVD Speed, (nero V 126.96.36.199) tried same 2 films in there, (they are both unprotected no region discs, which have been copied from DVD Shrink) it fails it with the error â€œL-EC Uncorrectable error (031105)â€ again both disks read fine in my Toshiba.
Iâ€™ve done 2 burns so far, a CD-RW, and a DVD-R both are fine, no probs, so all my probs seem to be with reading, although my errors do not seem conclusive that I have a problem, but Iâ€™ve read a few posts on here about people having read probs with the 716A, Iâ€™m thinking should I return the drive, Iâ€™ve only had it a week, and my reseller is good, they will replace it for a new drive.