The review I read was this one: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=16989&PageId=0
This particular quote "Moving on to burning quality and CD quality in particular, the drive did not manage to produce good quality CD burns, even at low speeds (32X), and according to CDX Clover Systems, none of the five burned media produced a "GOOD" condition.
DVD burning quality has not changed that much from the previous firmware. Even though it has expanded the 16X DVD-R compatibility list, the quality, according to CD-DVD Speed and Plextools at that speed was good to average."
Is there some hacked firmware which takes care of those issues? The cdfreaks review also got some remarks about limited support of some 16x media in it which was reduced to 12x. Not that this would bother me much if the drive can make excellent burns at 12x though! Speed isn't that important. But something else regarding the loudness of the drive:
gregtherotterius you asked in this thread why people would flash their 110s to another firmware to use something called "quiet drive". The thread argues that this feature doesn't work for 111s, but why would people want it to work on 111s if it's already quiet enough? Does it reduce it's speed automatically when you listen to mp3s or watch a DVD like the LiteOn drive?
And one more thing: Quoted from the cdrinfo review "Pioneer has released overall, five DVR-111 models, two Multi Recorders and three Dual. These are the DVR-111DBK (Dual), the DVR-111DSV (Dual), the DVR-111D (Dual) ,the DVR-111 (Multi Recorder) and the DVR-111BK (Multi Recorder)."
I don't know what happened since I bought my last recorder. What is the difference between a Dual and a Multirecorder? I thought the multi could burn dual layer as well? And what's the difference between the DSV and the DBK? Also what is a "two sheep" burner??