I know this topic has been covered before, and I did some reading of the other threads but I didn't find any of the specific info I was looking for.
I've got a Sony DRU-810A (not 810A-R) so that would be crossflashable to a BenQ DW1640 if I'm not mistaken.
What I'm wondering is, if my Sony seems to be working fine as a Sony, what advantages and disadvantages are there to crossflashing to BenQ? Is there anything I'm missing out on if I stay with the Sony firmware? Is there anything I'd be leaving behind by flashing to BenQ? Is there ever a situation where it would have been better to not crossflash or a situation where I would need to crossflash back?
If any of these answers are usage-dependent, I must say I burn mostly movie backups on MKM001 DVD+R DL, and music backups on TY CD-R. Occasional data archival is done on YUDEN000T02 but the other two tasks are more important. Bitsetting required for movie backups.
Basically I'm trying to weigh the pros & cons to decide whether this is something I'd want to do -- preferably based on opinions and experience from people with my specific Sony model. You've all been very helpful with my other questions and I thank you for those, and I thank you in advance for the advice on this topic.