I'm just about to order a LH-18A1P for my brother and I just wanted to check a few things so I can advise him properly.
1) With the GL0F firmware will the drive be region free, and have riplock disabled?
2) What's the difference between the stock and the stock-ff firmware (in the download from codeguys)?
3) Can he use Nero CD-DVD Speed to set the default bitsettings? Does this drive have the quirk which causes this setting to be lost if the PC is rebooted before burning a disc? If so, does it matter what sort of DVD is burnt?
4) Will Smartburn be enabled in Nero by default or will he need to set it manually (after checking it's enabled in the SMARTBURN utility of course)?