This little prob has thrown me for a loop. Just bought this drive, thinking maybe it was about time I bought a ‘better’ unit than the Liteons I’ve always used before (My other DVD burner is a Liteon 1693S, plus I’ve a Liteon CDRW\DVD combo, that plays DVDs, in another machine)
But I can’t get the Pioneer to PLAY DVDs when I bring AnyDVD 220.127.116.11 into the loop.
Like, if I don’t run AnyDVD, the Pioneer will play DVDs, but, of course, WinDVD moans about regionalisation.
But if I run AnyDVD first, zip happens. In My Computer, the drive doesn’t even show that a DVD has been inserted.
I first tried AnyDVD 18.104.22.168, which works with the other two machines, as well as with the MATSHITA CDRW\DVD combo in my laptop.
The Pioneer is an OEM model. According to a Pioneer drive-checking utility, it was made in August 05 (sheesh, and I only just bought it from my wholesaler) and it’s firmware is 1.17, which the utility says is up-to-date. In any case, OEM drives don’t seem to catered for in the Pioneer firmware collections.
In case it’s relevant, DVDRInfo says the Pioneer has ‘RPC2’, which I assume is some sort of regionalisation configuration.
Advice would be appreciated :oops: