I have read your review of the LTD-163 drive long time ago, and till now, I guess I want that drive. Have you tested any drive which is better than the LTD-163? Cause I am to purchase a drive soon.
I also noticed that the link of the firmware on your review of the LTD-163 doesn't work now. I even checked the lite-on website, and they don't have any listing of dvd-rom firmwares. That's one of the first things i look for before purchasing an optical drive, if the manufacturers post firmware upgrades regularly.
I just wonder where to get firmwares now for the dvd-drives, cause i think it will not be able to read DVD+R/RW media without it's firmware updated.
I also want a DVD drive, which would be able to read CD-R's burned using the HD-BURN technology. Sanyo said it would be read by drives whose firmwares are upgraded, don't know how true though, but I wanna just ask if you have a drive to recommend to me. Thanks.