GigaRec, like PowerRec, is really for "techie" users only, who generally know what they are doing. So, the usual trade-offs about discs being "out of spec" not confirming to Red Book standard, etc are appreciated. I also have had situations where 1.05x or 1.1x would have been GREAT, but there ARE times that I would like to test 1.4x or (gasp!) 1.5x on my standalones, as a sort of "quality" test for my better equipment... The higher GigaRec setting it plays, the higher quality the laser servos, etc.
There is a recent thread praising Plextor's Belgium tech support. Does anyone have the exact e-mail address to contact them on this issue (ie, whether Gigarec customizablity is possible in the 712/716A)?
Also, to test whether the 716A is capable of reading 1.4x discs, can anyone who has a PlexPremium and has burned discs in 1.4x test the readility in the 716A? That way, we would know if the 716A can read discs written at settings higher than 1.3x. I suspect that it can (read 1.4x GigaRec on very high quality media!).