Just Purchased LDW-851SX

vbimport

#1

Hello, I recently purchased the above drive. I would like feedback from other users of the quality, and/or performance. Has anyone had any trouble with this particular drive? Any new firmware? Currently running GS0H. I would like any feedback possibel, I have 20 days to return this drive if it does not meet my satisfactory needs, so any info would be of great appreciation. Thank You.


#2

Hey, welcome to the forum. I’ve had the 851s for about 3 weeks now and i’ve had no problems with this drive. Using code’s gs0h firmware and its great. Big ups to code for his work. The only problem i had is when i tried to use cheap media. Now i just use RICOHJPNR01 discs and its great. Works on my standalone player too when i burn movies. What needs do you have to meet before you will keep this drive? Just wondering. Hope you enjoy your drive!


#3

Isozephyr
I’d recommend you to search the Media Test forum for 851s scans. It’ll help you to see the drive’s media preferences (code2^16 posted his list of overall good media).

And… don’t rely solely on the feedback, burn DVDs and CDs and make your own conclusions.