PROBLEM: Audio static playing DVD movie from LTD-166S.
I installed a new JLMS LTD-166S as the Secondary Master. It replaced a Lite-On LTD-163. The Secondary slave is a Plextor 708A. Sound Card is a Sound Blaster Live! The system is a Dell Dimension 4300 with 512MB memory and P4 at 2GHz. Windows XP Home SP1 and DMA is good on all channels.
Software Player is Power DVD 5.0. I have also used WMP.
The LTS-166S seems fine playing audio CDs. Its fine copying data CDs/DVDs to the hard drive. Its fine ripping audio and video. However, its not fine when you play a DVD Video in which the audio develops some clicks and static. This is not a problem if you play the same movie from the Plextor DVD 708A. Its also not a problem if you use the hard drive as your DVD play source. Its only the LTD-166S. I do not believe its the SB card. It can’t be. The LTD-163 drive that I pulled out and replaced with the LTD-166S did not have this problem.
I will admit that I should have just used the LTD-166S as-is. It was shipped with Firmware DS18. I went ahead and installed Firmware DS1A, which I figured would be the latest. Its straight from the JLMS web site. I also ran the RPC1 app that made it Region Free. I don’t think that’s the problem, do you?
I read this too late, which indicates that DS1A may be bad:
I still don’t know if DS1A is a good or bad Firmware to install. It happens to be the one they recommend on the JLMS web site.
What could it be? Could it be the DS1A Firmware I installed?
If yes, Can I back off to DS18 or should I go to DS31?
Also, are there any problem(s) downgrading the Firmware on the JLMS LTD-166S from DS1A?