I've taken the HS0R firmware for the LDW-811S and used DVD Identifier and MediaCodeSpeedEdit to replace the LD -R with Teon branded CMC 8X -r media (Staples discount media, maybe OfficeMax, I don't remember now) then used OmniPatcher's recommended tweaks button (2-13 version) and flashed the result to an LDW-811S.
So far, so good.
Writing seemed ok but would show read errors near the end of the verification.
Ripping was around 1.4-1.5 speed. Bleech!!! How can the ripping speed be increased? Is there a different, manually-patched firmware I should start with?