Rumour: 812 fw with bitsetting will come in of the first official releases for this drive.
I've not heared anything about firmwares for older Lite-On DVD-Writers.
Just look at my LDW-811S review posted not long ago......that drive have been available since November. If they're THAT slow this time as well - then may is most realistic time.
I could promise one thing: There will be no LDW-812S review from me this month.