I recently picked up a pacific digital 8x as a discounted replacement for my burned up optowrite 4x (credit goes to Staples for allowing the return outside of “warranty” channels). Turns out is was in fact an 812s. I’ve made many many changes back and forth from models and firmware revisions etc. and finally reached a nirvana as far as I’m concerned. I wanted to drop a thank you to everyone who contributes here, and a special thanks to the code debuggers, firmware hosters and tool creators. I was going to name names but I’d leave someone out for sure.
I have never burned a coaster except when testing something and I knew there was risk or due to my error alone. I require bitsetting capability due to some older toshiba model standalones I have and it works flawlessly now as well (without USOJ). The tools, the support and the helpful tone everyone provides leaves me genuinely grateful.
To comment on the question posted a few days back about whether or not liteon is a “POS” or not, I have to say obviously not. Granted I’ve had to “play around” quite a bit to do everything I’ve wanted but the hardware itself is able to do it and the people with the time and dedication worked to get everything out of the hardware offered. I have a plextor dvd writer in another machine basically collecting dust because I know that I’ll get the output that I want with my current setup on the liteon. Without this forum, I’d probably be too frustrated on wasted time and money and dvd writing in general to be happy with either.
Thank you all again.