hrmm.. really... well i guess the only way is to use MediacodeSpeedEdit..
I hope they release a firmware to fix that because 12x is a good medium speed for disk that wont quite do 16x.
Pat, do you have trouble burning sony D11 in your plex 708a too? every sony i stick in there errors out on block 800. They burn great in the benQ. Also if i may ask, why did you choose the 1.09 FW instead of 1.10? just curious.
Edit: I just noticed the Ricoh RW only drive.. and if i remeber correctly, it came in the form of SONY DRU-110A. cause i remember it was ricoh hardware.. It stoped reading pressed cd's after a year, but dvd's fine.