Callahan, thank you for your reply.
I actually had to exchange my optorite DV0405 for a Nec-ND2500. The reason being is because at the time I've bought the optorite it wouldn't allow me to change the bitsetting.
Even with the NEC I've had to upgrade the firmware to v.7 beta 9 which finally allowed me to change the bitsetting to DVD-ROM on DVD-R+ media.
Now I'm able to watch my burnt DVD's on my apex. My only problem now is that with the tools I'm using to backup my DVD's, Nero+DVDShrinker, it only burns at 2X, but I'm happy nonetheless. I'm sure eventually somebody will come up with a new firmware that will fix that too.