First off, I actually don't know if this should be posted here or in the media section. If mods feel it should be moved, please do so, although I believe it's more appropriate in this section.
Anyways, after lots and lots of thinking, I decided to buy the NEC 2500A... I am planning on burning Taiyo Yuden 4x +R disk, preferably at 8x.
I am going to download a firmware to make the drive region-free, disable the rip-lock and enable bitsetting. As far as I know, only Herrie's firmwares do all those...
1) So before I go buy the drive, can someone please tell me how the hacked firmwares by Herrie perform on 4x DVD+R Taiyo Yuden media ? Is the 8x burning speed supported ?
2) How about writing quality and errors on those 8x burnt media when using Herrie's firmwares and enabling bitsetting to DVD-Rom? (some error diagnostic results or diagrams would help here as well...)
3) Which firmware version is the best for the use I want ?
4) Are the disks burnt (with DVD-Rom bitsetting or not) played by standalone players, XBOX, PS2 e.t.c. ?
Thanks in advance for any answers.