Just got mine today.
Firmware is version 2.35 (but is undated) according to Nero Infotool.
Did the 1st test run with a TDK 4x +R media (Ricoh) and tried using DVDinfoPro to set the booktype but no go. The NEC WinBookType utility does allow the burner to be set to DVDROM but I don’t have any DL media at the moment though. Nero 6…17 does have the booktype option on this burner.
The 882N was able to burn the 4x TDK media at 6x - swell. Like the 880N before it, in action the burner is very quiet.
And check the Kprobe scan (done on the 1280) below for the burn quality. Heheh, done at 8x speed though (4x is so sloooow) so just remember if anyone wants to do comparisons.
Got to get a few DL media over the weekend for testing soon.