Originally posted by Vanderlow
[B]Well if you are never going to see the firmware, what good is it? Since Lite-on's firmware will not be official backed, at this point I regard it as heresy, unless Kprobes, actual tests in players, and someone definitely stands up and says they are going to release it and they'll stand by that it works. The parts are slightly different too, spindle motor and laser block.
BenQ on the other hand, is standing by their firmware upgrade and definitely saying it will work. [/B]
Oh, I fully expect LiteOn to throw a wrench in 812@832 to try to stop it (surprised that they haven't done so yet). Even when they realized that 851@812 could write everything except 8x -R, they still threw a wrench into later 812S firmwares to prevent _51S@812S for any media type, aside from just 8x -R. But I wouldn't say with certainty that the BenQ will outdo the LiteOn in DL come Sept. 30. I might say it with probability, not not with certainty, as you do.