That’s what I did.
I was about to order an NEC 2510 after getting tired of bad scans with my 411@811 but I saw the 812s sitting there when I was wasting time while my wife was getting groceries (the Super Store Wl Mrt variety) & after I did a price scan on it & saw that it was $99 I figured it was worth checking out & I’m glad I bought it as it has been a million times better than the 411@811 at burning on both + and - which means I’m also glad that I went with the 812s instead of waiting a week for the NEC to arrive. I can rest easy knowing that all disc’s that I burn will be “OK” this week for a change vs. with the 411@811.
By the way, the 812s is now running 832’s VS08 (Omni patched cross flashed) & the results are just as good so far (maybe better on newer media to be tested yet) as it was with US0N as a 812s.
For the quality, performance, and convenience I would suggest the 812s to anyone looking for burner at the moment. The dual layer ability now while running as a 832s is a nice bonus too, although over 1 hour burns with over 8GB of data on dual layer media doesn’t sound like “fun”.