Ok my friend just got this drive and we installed it. Burned a few discs at 8x with no problem as well as CD-Rs. He tried to play a retail DVD using powerDVD and windows media player but the movie will not start playing. The current firmware is JYS2. I'm not quite sure what to do considering the burning aspect of the drive is in 100% working order......while the reading aspect doesn't work at all. He has also tried to back up movies with CloneDVD2 but it fails to recognize discs as well.
I read some other threads about this burning and have considered backing up and flashing the firmware to a Lite-On f/w.....but everyone that has done that had issues with burning not reading. I'm just stumped at this point.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. And please move this if it should be in the 'firmware' forum.