Originally posted by Ssseth
Perhaps I was mistaken about 12x, but I know it is supposed to read the +R with -ROM booktype at 8x at least...
Can't remember having said that
Discs set to DVD-ROM still reads at the same speeds as discs not set to DVD-ROM. So it seems the drives is still recognizing the discs as recorded discs, even if the book type is set to DVD-ROM.
My JLMS XJ-HD165H CH12 still maxes out at 8.5x even if the disc is written with DVD-ROM booktype.. And for Lite-On DVD-Writers it will be 6x max.
To give you something to think of: discs set to DVD-ROM will still be detected as DVD-R or DVD+R in a Pioneer DVR-106D writer - regardless of what program you use.... No I don't know why - but it seems the book type setting is not 100% reliable?
Lite-On do not have any DVD-Video read speed lock. But like most other drives the reading speed is lower for dual layer discs and recordable discs. The only drives I know of that have NO read speed limits at all is Toshiba SD-M1612 and SD-M1712 with hacked firmware. Even reads DVDR/RW discs at 16x speed (or at least tries to, so far they have slowed down near the end on all DVDR/RW discs).