Thanks for the reply, Emperor. No, the drive has no issues with pressed DVDs, CDs, CD-Rs. And with either of those in it it shows the RCE II settings correctly. Its only when I insert a blank or burned DVD-/+R it says the media is incompatible and changes its RCE settings to RCE I as I detailed in my previous post. Once I remove the DVD-/+R media the settings go back to RCE II. I agree its weird. I reflashed the latest firmware again, made sure I followed all the steps correctly, but it did not resolve the situation.
Where are the RCE settings stored? Is it in the firmware or in the OS? Are there any tools to edit or test region settings? For the lack of other theories, I have a strong suspicion my issues are related to the RCE.
Btw, the DVD-Rs I mentioned earlier all were from the same batch that the same drive used to have no issues with. They are Ritek G04 I believe, very good media. I did not test DVD-/+RW since I have none handy now, but I suspect they will also have the same issue as DVD-/+Rs.
< Message edited by TauRus -- 1/23/2005 11:44:37 AM >