[QUOTE=negritude;2156712]What problems (plural)? As far as I know, the drive only had one problem (singular), and it was wholly unrelated to burn quality or other functionality. In addition, unlike the craptacular DVR-112D or PX-716A, the problem (singular) was not hardware related, and was eventually fixed via firmware.
So no, we are not surprised you think it’s one of the best. In fact, I see people trash the later model SH-S202x drives all the time, while continuing to praise the SH-S182x drives. For many, it was the last decent Samsung PATA drive.[/QUOTE]
Should have been problem - I’m not the world’s best typist/proof-reader. I was talking about the problem some of the 182D’s have with the DVD-R lead-in.
It wasn’t fixed via firmware for every 182D owner. I’ve seen plenty of posts where, despite users trying the “CDF Edition” firmware, their problem (singular :p) still remains. Why that is, I don’t know.
Also despite the fact that this appears to be a firmware problem, I have used all the stock firmwares up to SB06, and have no such problem with my 182D.
I must have missed all the posts praising that model - mostly I see complaints about the DVD-R lead-in problem. However, I do see plenty of posts praising the 203x series.