I just got the drive based upon the reviews here.
First thing I did was to use BinFlash and backed up the original NEC firmware.
I followed all the directions on how to flash with the 1.W5 firmware (not 1W.5 quiet firmware) as well as the bitsetting procedure.
I burned a Maxell 02 DVD+ with no problems, it displayed burned as DVD-Rom as expected, played fine in the stand alone.
Now the problem, it will not burn a DVD+ R\W (SL) to DVD-Rom.
I’ve checked everything and all seems in order but it refuses to do so and only will burn DVD+R\W. And when it did burn it to the DVD+ R\W the disk was not recognized in either of my two stand alone players that are both DVD+ and - R\W compatible. The media is Sony DVD+ R\W RicohJPN w11 (001).
I’ve tried several of them with the same failed results.
With this Sony media I never had this issue with my old LiteOn 812S, it always burned them to DVD-Rom. I use the R\W’s often for testing as well as lending to other people.
Some friends can only view it at DVD-Rom, that is why I want that feature.
I did not try the DVD + R\W DL (too expensive) yet for successful bitsetting, but I imagine there would be no problem there since it is supported with the stock firmware.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
See the attachments below to confirm my I have done everything correctly.
Screen 1 shows all the DVD+ disks are set for DVD-Rom.
Screen 2 shows the booktype as DVD-Rom before the burn
Screen 3 shows it has burned to DVD +R\W