I’ve followed the guide at http://www.xs4all.nl/~wcprins/401at811.htm to upgrade my LiteOn 401s drive to a 811s. Everything is working fine now, however, I’ve noticed that DVD-R burns won’t burn faster than 2x. So I’ve downloaded the OmniPatcher utility as well as the latest patched HS0R firmware, loaded it in OmniPatcher, applied the recommended changes (also downloaded separately), checked Enable auto-bitsetting, Earlier shift for 8x +R, and Fix the “dead drive blink” / Enable cross-flashing options.
My main goal is to get my Xbox to read my burned DVD discs. Currently it can’t read the DVD+R or DVD-R discs that I have burned. I realize now that I may have been able to do this with my 401s drive using LiteOn’s book type utility to set the DVD+R disc to DVD-ROM(?). At least now I can experiment with DVD-R media as well.
First question, is it safe to upgrade my drive to the OmniPatcher modified firmware given my configuration?
Second question, has anyone had any experience with getting their burned DVD media to work on their Xbox (I believe I have a Philips drive)? Does changing the book type help?
Thanks for any help.