My first Lite-On, and fifth burner overall. Maybe this is the way they're supposed to work, so let me know.
It appears the only way to do bitsetting on +R media is to use the Lite-On bitsetting utility? I did do this successfully on a +R SL disk today, but it seems odd that it can be done thru the utility, but not when DVD Shrink is getting ready to burn, or using the "Bitsetting" function of CD Speed. My BenQ 1620 came out of the box w/all 3 flavors of +R set to ROM, my NEC allows ROM on +R DL, and my LG 4163 does it on +R SL and DL.
I'm assuming there's nothing wrong, and this is just the way the Lite-On works. But it does seem a bit inconvenient to have to remember to fire up the Lite-On utility before burning a write-once disk. I imagine there's a reason that I just can't think of, so you guys enlighten me.
BTW, I am using the latest (KS04) f/w. At the moment I don't plan to use the hacked f/w, if you were going to suggest that--no particular reason, just want to keep it "stock" for the time being (certainly for the first 30 days).