What is the best firmware for shw-160p6s?


I have installed the latest liton firmware from thier web site.

and I am getting bad burns here :frowning:

so, please which is the best modified firmware to use?



stick with official firmware, as your drive is probably under warranty. Your bad burns may be due to cheap media. Try other media and see if the results are better.


I have a 165 and use Verbatim DVD-R’s and get good burns.

I am using imation 16X DVD-R and want to use a modified firmware.

Any recommendations.

The latest official firmware seems to work very well for even crummy media. What’s the media code on those imations? Can you post a quality scan? You may want to take of online hypertuninng if you have that enabled. For some media, it makes burns much worse.

How do you disable Hyperturning, by the way?


SmartBurn, my good man!

Indeed! Third party programmers to the rescue! Too bad Lite-On doesn’t release a set of tools like that, eh?

I’m too chicken to use anything but stock firmware on my Lite-On. I don’t want to mess anything up. It seems to work so well, you know?

There is. http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=153


I’m learning something all the time. Thanks


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