I did the engine update, and now I get the available options 8x, 4x, 2x, and 1x. I also get 16x, but god knows I'm not going to select that!
It's weird that when you "check for updates" within the product, it comes back with "you have the most recent". But clearly that wasn't the case. They must have a disconnect between the UI and engine. Oh well, it's working.
Oh, an FYI for anyone watching, don't use BeAll 4x DVD-Rs with this unit. It has problems writing to the media after about 3gb. Noticed this on a disc I did initially, did three more and same thing (at different spots). Recorded the same iso files to a Ritek G3 and G4, no problems. Just another case of media/burner combos not working together. It's okay though, I bought the drive to make copies of my existing material, and for that I prefer Riteks.