not really, I've done some reading before I did it, I'm not a newbie when it comes to computers but I dont do a lot of flashing of drives.
And about the impostor thingie, this drive was bought like 1 and a half year ago and it was bought from a swedish reputable online store so I doubt that would be an issue.
Anyway I crossflashed it back to a 3550a and updated the firmware to 1y6 rpc1 and burned another dvdr at 8x to a tyg03 discs and its exactly the same. As the 3550a wont read it I put it in my my dvd-reader, lite-on XJ-HD1665, dont know how good of a scanner it is (its prolly shit). Then I did a scan in dvdinfo pro for pi/po errors.
PI Total 8660538 | PI Peak 1674 PI avg 939 || PIF Total 738163 | PIF Peak 188 | PIF avg 28
did another scan on another disc with same movie with the same dvd-reader and it had similiar values, only PIF avg 16.
that surely is unacceptable, is my best bet to get a new dvd burner? Or can something else be messing with my dvd units, except for my dvd-reader being a bad PI/PO scanner? I'm very close to using this nec as a hockey puck but need to find a replacement first.