itman']My 1620's are reading at 1x & 2x in DVD Decrypter also.(and mine are speedpatched) Have this problem with B7U9 (Speed patched) and now it's doing it with B7V9(Speedpatched). The strange thing is when I flashed to the B7V9 firmware, it ripped all the way up to 16x, but every disc since has been at max of 2x. Swapped drives and did the same thing.(worked after first boot, but then went to 2x) DMA settings are all correct.
Very strange and inconsistant.
BTW, tried CloneDVD and it did the same thing.
Sorry to hear about that '[H]itman'... :sad:
I know we have similar compu setup so I put my 12y son to rip movies while we had visitors.
In little more then 1 hour, six rips, five restarts and two firmware flashes later I haven't found anything unusual with my 1620 on speedpatched firmware . (Movies; LOTR-1 DVD1 [DL] and Highl. SL)
Ripped both in ISO and File mode.
Strange enough, my drive rips even faster when varm (or more correct; hot)...
My take on your problem, most likely a software/ malware issue. Are you running XP SP2? Anyway, check up your programs and apps running when ripping. Also run a virus and trojan scan.
Hope it helps.
Note. Attaching Decrypter logs only as info.
Decrypter logs SpedP.txt (10.7 KB)