Hey all. I just received my Lite-on 166 and NEC 2500A and have them installed. I have some questions on optimal use and the various programs that I see floating around.
Now that I have the equipment installed, are there any other tasks that I should do before actually using them?
Should I stick with the stock firmware or upgrade to one of the others that are available on this board? Is there any particular firmware that is better than others? Is there a way to backup my existing firmware so I can store it somewhere safe.
What software is good for burning dvd’s whether it is for making backups or creating them?
What are regions and why do I only have a limited number of changes available to them? Are there ways to reset the region change count and will I even need to deal with that?
What are bits in regards to DVDs and why does this seem, from what I am reading, to be important?
What is DVD shrink?
Are there any settings I need to make on the drives to make them run more efficiently.
I am not sure if there is a FAQ anywhere that goes over these questions, but if there is, please let me know.
Thanks in advance. I have searched through the boards on some of these things, but it is hard to piece it all together through numerous different posts.