could somebody help me please.??? having same sort of problem. trying to use sony 500dru500a with nero but haing problems. also having trouble using record now dx that came with dvr rom. have backed up disks with rec now dx but majority fail. nero reconises writer as cdr and dvdr but locks up when i press start present firmware is 2c. the programe nero reconises my writer sony dru500a dvr/w sony dru500a cdr/w have tried different versions of nero. some dont even reconise burner. have done speed checks etc. and all reconise drive sony dru500a. i have reinstalled several times and tried removing drive and starting from fresh. this is realy bugging me becaus its only somethig stupid and a common problem. firmware is availible but there is no real description about what they do. they nearly all say the same thing.