Hi i got the 108 oem and it arrived with 1.06 firmware to which i flashed to new 1.14, but i decided to try the 1.06 hacked one even though it would mean losing any fixes from 1.06 through to 1.14.
I aint had any the progs i read here, it burnd dvd+r / dvd-r /dvd+rw /dvd-rw cdr /cdrw all infact aprt from i aint got any dvd +r dl to try yet.
i fille da dvd to full capacity with Datawrite 8x media dvd-r it took,
7m 40s @ 8x
7m 06s @12x
6m 33s @16x
So overall im happy apart from ripping time in real apps like dvd decrypter are like 5x even though it hits 14x 12x meant to be max) in nero cd/dvd speed.
I dont see the pint in a 16x dvd writer reading or ripping at 12x, i assume later firmwares will adress this and hope to get newest hacked one as im now stuck being un able to use real pioneer firmware as it knows i am on hacked one, maybe i can do in real dos.
Verbratium (thinks thats correct) are avail in UK as 12x dvd + now and pioneer say the 8x ones do 12x so im sure the 12x will do 16x with no hacks.