SHM-165H6S Firmware

My computer shop quit selling the SHW1635s. I have a post here for firmware.

Now I have a choice for the SHM-165H6S. The LiteOn firmware comes up with HS07 04/26/2006 11:54:47. Is this version correcting the lead-in problems I’ve been reading about? Should I even consider this burner?

I want to replace a Memorex Dual X1 I cross flashed with the latest Pioneer firmware and having problems with it and Nero 7. The problem with it is not being detected in Nero. Mobo sees it but Nero will only work 1/2 the time if I reboot. It used to work flawlessly but now some of the burnt DVD’s are not being read in my set top DVD player.

I was in your position a few months ago and got the 165h6s
I love it, not much to complain about.

The HS07 firmware is dated Feb 2006 and does not resolve dvd-r lead-in (not 100% sure, but I beleive it is the case). You definately want to get one of the firmware on this site.
You have certainly seen these link already
test smartburn software:
Ton of info in many threads including: and in the review

as for lightscribe if you have problem with nero to show lightscribe, you can use the free surething software on lightscribe site.

rgds, soso