I have been told elsewhere on this forum that my sony drive is actually a liteon. Does anyone know which liteon Model it actually is? Is there a "firmware Identifier" program I can run to tell me what version its using? I love that DVD identifier prog I got from reading a post on here. I had an Akai 3850s standalone that wouldnt play half the stuff I burned. I got the old "stop start" problem. Always happened about 40mins or more into the disc, and would continue till it completely froze. Ironicly bought one of those cyberhome units and it plays everything, but I fear it will break in three months due to how cheaply it was made. SOrry im rambling, love the forun guys, very informative and helpfull!!