Im returning my 109, i cant burn any CDR and i can complete a CDRW even though it does the same errors as a CDR, it jumps to 9% on track instead of idle at start of burn then it gets to 50% or 95% and gives me a failed msg then it continues to write a lead in/out even though its not nearly 100% and already told me its a failure.
I spoke to Pioneer and told them this drive is a POS and that the 108 was 10x better and i wont be buying another drive from them unless they launch drives fully working not try fix later with FW's.
They said my drive was 1.17 FW out box and some of these had issues and cant be fixed with new FW and to RMA or return to shop, whatever is easiest.
Well i am sending it back to shop as i am getting a credit for it, so i can do without a dvd writer till 110 appears and put that credit towards the cost of it, i will not buy another pioneer if the 110 is as problematic out the box, as for the 108 i had, it was 1.06FW at time and it was perfect and it stayed that way all through newer FW's legit and hacked.
I dont really care for CDR on the pioneer as i use my 52x teac combo but i need to sell it on when new units come out and i cant if its cant burn CDR 100%, i also will need go and check on some customers new builds i did for them that have 109's, so its costing me time and hastle if they turn out to be 1.17 FW's that cant burn CDR, hope there not in same batch as my POS.