I'm sorry to Necro this thread but I'm scratching my head right now.
I have a XDE500 and I'm experiencing problem with burned DVDs.
I have seen somewhere that xde has problem with burned DVD, but I must make a try here.
For the record I wanted to save my recorded VCR superbowls on DVD, and it took forever to do it because my old hauppauge card is not accepted by win7 so I had to make an old PC, and... well long story.
I did several tests for quality images with a DVD RW Sony and everytime the DVD were loaded properly.
Then, I burned the whole file in severals DVD (Memorex, Verbatim) and it was not loading.
After a few tries it was loading.
Then the next day it was not loading (the same DVD), so i tried to at 1st read a 'true' DVD film then open the XDE and load my burned DVD.
It appears than the DVD load only a very few times when I'm lucky.
May be it's because the writing mode when the DVD has been burned was too high, may be the XDE can't read DVD that have been written over than 4X I don't know.
May be the laser lens is cheap I don't know
Is there a fix for that, a firmware upgrade (I have seen Automan posts but links are broken) or something (my version is XD_E500TE_00G_R2), or am I completely fu....ed ??
Thanks in advance