I have the NEC 1300 with Herrie's FW and just ordered the 3520 for my relatives and was planning to flash to beta 2 of L&D's firmware. I live 2000+ miles away from them, and once I set up the PC, I won't be there to fix anything. I do like the added features in the L&D firmware. If I tell them to burn 8x media at 8x, they will. I don't think they'd even consider burning it faster. :rolleyes:
Mostly it will be data backup, so quality and reliability is more valuable than a few minutes faster burn. So if I flash to the beta 2 firmware, will they be pretty stable on the burns? From all the posts I've read, it seems that the errors are coming in by trying to push the media faster than it can handle it.
My understanding is that future versions might add more media codes, but that's probably not a big deal as they'll buy HQ media that's probably already in the list.
So, hopefully Dee will answer this thread. Based on what I wrote above, stay with original or go with hacked?