I have a Pioneer A08XL. At least that's what the retail box it came in says; it also looks like an A08XL (black metalic plate, round silver eject button, etc.). However ULead DVD tools display it as "108 1.10". I'm guessing the 1.10 stands for the firmware rev. So I'm a little confused and a little hesitant to apply firmware updates:
1) Is it a A08 or 108? Is it normal for A08's to be identified as 108's?
2) I'm considering flashing this up to 1.14 or 1.18 or 1.19. Same confusion here. I've gone to sites listing A08XL firmware, but when I download the files in the A08XL folders, they are named as 108. Is this normal?
3) Will the A08 be capable of bitsetting at all on +R media? That is the only reason I wish to flash it. If so, what firmware version do I need?
4) If I inadvertently flash a A08 with 108 (I've seen the PIODATA 108 supports bitsetting), can I damage it permanently?