I have fresh news on the rip speed issue.
@LazLong: You can break the rip speed limit by starting the disc ripping with the AnyDVD ripper for a few seconds, then pressing the PAUSE button (not the abort button). Subsequently, eject the disc and load it again. Now you can abort the current process and start a new one in order to rip at max speed. I tried this with both drives and works perfectly.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for the update! If we can consistently reproduce the behavior, then we need to get Slysoft to fix it. I just ripped three discs simultaneously yesterday, one on each of my BDR-2209, BH14NS40, and WH14NS40. My 2209 spontaneously decided to rip at 4x (I hadn’t done the MakeMKV trick on it since the last reboot), same as my WH14NS40. However, my BH14NS40 only ripped at 2x. WTF?
I’ll have to give your trick a try with the Pioneer. Might as well try it with the LGs too if they behave the same.
I just recently put this system together with parts I purchased some time ago, and only in the last two weeks started backing up the BDs I’d purchased since it became my main system. My last system only had a BDR-207D in it, and I believe I consistently got 4x rips with it using AnyDVD HD. I put that drive into my HTPC, which I’m busy upgrading from XP. Once it is assembled I’ll use it to rip a few discs and see if perhaps this is something Slysoft introduced recently.