Go to Slysoft.com and download both CloneDVD and AnyDVD. Run AnyDVD in the background. Now launch CloneDVD and backup the movie. Make sure you click the DVD-9 option in CloneDVD. This will activate DL media support. Visit the CloneDVD forum for more help.
Going to be very expensive sending the DL media to the US. Give CloneDVD and AnyDVD a try.
2.X8 should be okay. There is a new firmware 2AD. You can post a question at the NEC forum for more help with the latest FW.