NEC 3520A & DVD for Authoring

Dear Sirs,

I’ve bought a NEC 3520A that was recommended by some DVD specialists as being a good quality drive unit. Unfortunatelly I was needing this unit to record DVD media type for GENERAL and READ media type DVD for AUTHORING.

The unit is recording and reading fine with all brands of DVD media for GENERAL, but not reading media for AUTHORING (Pioneer and Mitsui were tried). I know that it is not intendend to record DVD for authoring, but I was expecting to read like other manufacturers brands…

I have already upgraded the firmware to the latest version => 3.04.

I could read media for authoring in cheapest LG brand DVD drives.

Is there something that I can do to this unit before being forced to change to another brand, what I wouldn’t like to do?

Thank you for your help.

Thank you


The latest firmware is 3.06
Don’t know if it helps.

Dear AsfaltPiloot,

I am sorry, the firmware version that I’ve installed is already 3.06.

Thank you
Still waiting for some help.