I have read the threads on the SHW-1635S and the problem with DVD-Rs being burnt with the beginning of the data further out from the inner ring than it’s supposed to be, leading to many set top players not recognising the disc.
Well, it appears that my new SHW-160P6S with the latest firmware (PS08) as well as previous firmwares exhibits this same problem. I looked at two identical discs, one burnt with my older 1673S and one burnt with the new 160P6S, and there is a definite gap size difference between the two.
If anyone from Liteon is reading this, PLEASE fix the problem (apparently this was fixed on an older model of drive with a firmware update) as it means that I can’t currently burn any working DVD-Rs. I haven’t tried DVD+Rs yet but I still have about a hundred DVD-Rs to get through and don’t fancy ditching them!!
Alternatively if anyone else has firmware that fixes the problem, please post it here for myself and others who may be afflicted by it, otherwise I will have to RMA the drive and find one that doesn’t have this issue.