What strikes me as odd in regards to the update is the fact that many of us myself included, contacted Toshiba when this issue first surfaced. They were also kind enough to contact me and others by phone to let us know of the 7.2.1 update that was coming down. That to me implied, mistakenly on my part I suppose, that the burning problems would be addressed with this update. Oh well, I am just glad for this message board because I would have sent my unit back to Toshiba three or four times by now if I had thought it was a hardware only issue. Going to do a bunch of burning this weekend with my 1x-8x Staples DVD's again will report on it later.