Greets to everybody! I have a really annoying problem, and it concerns my Pioneer DVD-106S drive. Now, the firmware of the drive is the latest one I can get, and it is version 1.22. 'till today, i was able to watch and backup all kinds of DVDs, both R1 and R2.No problem whatsoever! But today I got an original R1 disc, and after I load the disc into the 106S, the green led on the 'aparatus' blinks couple of times, and then the disc gets ejected. Now, to be precise... the disc wouldn't even spin-up! I have searched a lot of forums (doom9, forum.rpc1 etc etc) for any help for me to solve this problem. But, unfortunately couldn't find anything! I have also tried various ripping programs (DVDdecrypter, Smartripper, vstrip, DVD Region+CSS Free etc etc) but all of these programs are either not recognizing the discs, or they eject the disc in the same manner as if I would try to browse the contents of the disc in Explorer, or trying to watch the movie in PowerDVD of WinDVD... Just to meniton that discs are scratch-free, dust-free... etc. All of my older DVDs are playing fine.No prob, whatsoever. (both R1 and R2, even R3) I am doubting that there is some kind of 'new protection' for the DVDs.I even doubt of some kind of software that is on the DVDs, so when you put in a DVD disc into a PC DVD-ROM, DVD disc (software on it) somehow recognizes the 'PC', and it somehow ejects the disc. (similar to the 'enhanced audio cd' protection... the software player that is on these 'copy protected' audio CDs) Please, any help would be much appreciated! Cheers!