Poor reading ability of the 3500

I have had a NEC 3500 for little over a month now and for the most part it’s a great little writer but have found its very poor at reading DVD’s that have surface scratches on unlike other DVD writers. Is it possible that a firmware upgrade will improve this or will I need a second DVD Rom just to read them?

Yo-

Probably best to hook up with a good DVD rom like the Aopen 1648/aap; Sony 1621 or LiteOn 166 to do your readin’ and rippin’

The 3500 while a great burner - isn’t a great reader IMO-

Mike