Hi! I'm a newbie too.
I have just purchased this drive myself. Had to take it back to seller because it would not play all of the brand new region 4 DVD movies that I purchased here in Australia (region 4) and the eject button on the drive would not work every time I wanted to eject a movie, even when I held the button in instead of tapping it.
They gave me another one but same problems.
I have Firmware BSOC which came with the drive but the Liteon web page for firmware only shows BSOC. I see some of you have downloaded BSOG and BSOH from another site. What is this other site? Is it safe to flash from there? Will I loose my warranty if I download from other than the Liteon site?
By the way the player came packaged with the drive and is Power DVD v5. I have the latest version and patch.I run Windows Me.
Apart from the possibility that it is a firmware problem, did you have any problems playing retail DVD movies purchased from a shop or store?
Is there a fix for my problems? I do not want to try burning yet until I get the drive working on playind DVDs and ejecting every time.
Thanks for your advice. CHRIS