My local shop says that the 110 are available. I have called to confirm that they do in fact have the 110 stocked and not the 110D. I am expecting a call back to see what they say. They tell me only black is available right now, but if it is the 110 I will be picking one up.
I am not too good at reading scans, but from what others have seen from the posted japanese test sites, would you say out of the box the 110 is burning at least as good as the 109 is now, or is the firmware still immature and a wait should be in call to get the same or better quality burns that the 109 is currently delivering. I am mainly using TYG02 and YUDEN000T02 media at the moment, though am going to order a spindle of TYG03 to see if the CAV bug found in the 109 is still present in the 110. I am also ordering a 5x maxell DVD-RAM disc to run some tests. I will keep my findings posted here. If anyone can get back to me on the quality of the current scans in comparison to the 109 I would appreciate it.