I bought my 3500 this past week and am completely new to the DVD writing scene. I did much research before my purchase, and due to my budget I held off for quite some time despite wanting a burner (I had to go with a DL capable drive, and it sure wasn’t going to be a 2.4X). I’m not sure if this has been covered, but what firmware are you fellow users using? I realize at this point in time there aren’t many options and opinions on this matter are fairly subjective, but I’m curious nonetheless.
I bought my drive with 2.16, and soonafter upgraded to “2.08 unofficial”. I finally got a hold of Herrie’s 2.17 which seems feature rich, but I’m unsure if I want to revert to older write-strategies. On the other hand, 2.16 served me well for about 10 discs. Then there’s the Mad Dog 2.F8 firmware. I don’t like the fact that each firmware in the Mad Dog package is good for one feature (ie. rip lock OR rpc1). Am I missing any?