I have new Optiarc AD-7190A crossflashed to Liteon DH-20A3P with latest test firmware by Wind.
I have found that audio CDs burned on this drive are not playable on my standalone CD-player. The quality of recorded CD-Rs is OK according to CD-DVD Speed. The CD-player reads CD-Rs recorded on different drives without problems (old NEC, Pioneer, TEAC, new TSST, also whatever they put in Apple computers) . So I guess there is some kind of ‘voodoo’ noncompatibility.
I’ve found a couple of references mentioning people had similar problems with older Liteon models.
And last thing to mention: the problem problem was found when the drive was in its original state (Optiarc with factory firmware). I started playing with firmware and crossflashing to solve the problem, but with no results.
Can anybody here confirm they’ve noticed similar problems on their Liteon drives?