I've had my 7170A since it's been available from NewEgg, and I've loved it.
But, just a few days ago, for no reason, while ripping a dual-layer pressed dvd, I noticed it was ripping at very slow speeds & it became consistent, no matter which pressed DL I stuck in there.
It'll start out at around 2.0x & work it's way up to maybe 3.5x-4.0x (depending on the size of the DVD)
I'm using the 1.O3 firmware, and I KNOW it's NOT supposed to be riplocked.
Burned DL media, works just fine.
Any help would be appreciated.