Originally posted by cnlson
[B]the CODE brothers 2^16 and King:
you guys are my vote for best posters of the year in this forum!
you da men!
it would be nice if liteon included a few of these enhancements when they do the next firmware upgrade since CODE brothers proved dvd read speed and speed changes to some media Ritek G03 @ 4x really do work.
anybody got any idea how we could get a little dialog about this with them? since these changes are not eeprom modifications or model changing i would think they would be interested in making the drives themselves do a better job. [/B]
I doubt that LiteOn would really be that interested in integrating these changes into their FW. With perhaps the exception of 8x reading for burnt discs. This is because they already implemented this change from 6x to 8x in their 812S models. The fact that they changed it for the 812S means that they probably see that there is some value to bumping it up. Why they haven't changed it for their older drives is beyond me (Maybe there are problems with this that none of us has run across yet but that they have? Or maybe they don't like the idea of changing the specs of the drive after it's been released), but, because of their actions with the 812S, I think that they're well aware of this 6x-8x thing and thus talking to them probably won't change much.
As for overspeed burning, this is a tough area. While I've seen many people have great results overspeeding Ricoh R01, there are people who, for one reason or the other--whether their drive seems pickier than others or the media batch they got just sucked--, can't overspeed the R01s. Your G03 overspeed was successful, but that doesn't mean that all G03 overspeeds will be successful. It can vary from drive to drive, or more likely, from media batch to media bach. LiteOn's dilemma is that if they set the G03 to 4x, there will be people who will take that as a gesture from them gauranteeing & assuring that the overspeed will work, which I don't think is a responsibility that they're willing to take, given all the different factors that could come into play in determining the success of an overspeed burn.