I just purchased a DRU 810A and I was wondering if I could do disc quality scans with the drive. Also, bitsetting and so on. If not, is it possible and/or benificial to patch it over to a benq1640 to gain more options?
Quality scan = no. Bitsetting = yes. It’s covered in the review here.
is it possible and/or benificial to patch it over to a benq1640 to gain more options?
Yes it’s possible and you will get the benefit from QSuite features.
would I be able to patch it back over to the stock sony firmware if I wasn’t happy with the results?
No you can’t since there is no Sony DRU-810A firmware available online, yet.
Honestly, the current sony firmware is very good, but I think you would be fine when crossflashing with 1640 firmware since DRU-810A fw 1.0a is basically the older version of 1640 firmware (which one I don’t know).
thanks alot for your help