Decided to try my luck with the HP300i.Very new to the DVD writing world.
My OS is XP pro.
I know that the HP300i defaults to book type of DVD-ROM, when writing to DVD+R. Does it do that when it writes to DVD+RW? If not, are there any easier or better choices that Bitsetter to use? Will Nero let you choose the Book Type for DVD+RW media using this writer?
Just installed the drive last night. I saw that no region has been selected yet and that I'm allowed 5 changes. I see plenty of work around's for this out there. I don't ever expect to play a disc from another region, but do I have to choose a region before the burner will write to media? I thinking yes, but then again, if I didn't have to choose...
About firmware... If everything works well with my system, is there ever a need to upgrade the firmware? I noticed that I have 1.25, and a newer FW is out: 1.29. I thought all HP writers search for new FW and load it to the writer automatically? Why do you think mine did not do this when I installed it?