I got a LiteOn 832S (no firmware upgrades done) yesterday.
I tried playing a burnt DVD (Memorex DVD+R 4X media burnt at 4X on another machine). Every 20 or so seconds, it would skip a couple of seconds. I have a 2.4 GHz processor with 512 MB memory, so my system has enough to juice to handle movie playback.
What is more interesting, is that if I play the same media on my DVDROM drive (also LiteOn, firmware upgraded about couple years ago, now it calls it self “JLMS DVD-ROM LTD163D”, it plays fine without any skips.
I think the media cannot be bad (since the DVD-ROM drive had no problems with it). Any suggested course of action?
Firmware upgrade? Return? More tests?