Herrie seems to be doing a good job at improving support for a number of 4x -R's... That's great! I have Ritek G04s around and I was really annoyed at the poor performance the 2500A gives on them with stock firmware. =/
...but I have a LOT of G03's. G03's are cheap and generally reliable discs on Pioneer recorders (which are what I used previous to picking up the NEC -- I got the NEC based on cdfreaks' good review on how well it performed on crappy Princos and what-not) and so I have quite a few of them that I'd like to use. The NEC 2500A though destroys them. =( Based on sheer physical appearance the burned discs have much higher contrast than the good Pioneer burns so my best guess is the 2500A is running the power way too high.
Anyway is there any hope for a fixed firmware for G03s? I may wind up buying a Pioneer A07 just so I can burn these properly. =/