I just purchased a Asus V1Jp laptop with the following multi-burner (w LightScribe):
VENDOR : TSSTcorp
MODEL : CD/DVDW TS-L632D
REVISION : AS05
I'm having a lot of trouble playing DVD-9 movies (gold disks). Playback is never smooth. Sometimes the movie will actually freeze up, or the disk will keep spinning until I have to manually eject the disk to restore the system. In fact, the drive has already ruined two of my movies by putting circular scratches across the disks. I don't seem to have any problems with other disk types.
I have used PIOtoDMA to successfully set the transfer mode to DMA2. That didn't help.
I'm just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience playing DVD-9 disks on this player. Is this a bad drive; should I insist on getting it replaced? Will a firmware upgrade help? If so, which should I use? I can't seem to find any firmware for this drive, other than A05.
Hope someone here can help me. Thank you.