Hmm, I looked at that thread, but it seems a little more scary than the flash process. Plus it is stating a problem with the same firmware I just flashed to on my 1620 model. I am not sure what I would be speeding up anyway.
I just put my entire music collection to dvd's, all of which burned at 16x speed (creating data disks, not music dvd's), in about 30 mins. Not bad concidering it was about 9,000 songs and about 18G worth. Like I said in an earlier post, I dont plan on using it to copy dvd's, mainly just for data storage. Though I haven't used the drive to read yet, I doubt changing that speed will matter much to me, since I already have a dvd-rom in the computer as well. I might take a look at it anyway, if I find a need to increase something later.
Anyways, the drive is working super, and I really appreciate the help. The only thing else I can think of asking (though dont kill me for not searching the forums first, I will do that after I finish this): is it possible to burn a single layer music dvd that will play in my bosch jobsite radio/cd player? That would be utterly awesome!!!