Just a quick confirmation on WH12 bitsetting
Just popped the new drive in and tried testing the +R bitsetting w/ ImgBurn 126.96.36.199 . Kept hanging at "Writing Leadin....", required a hard power-off to release the drive. Dropped back to 188.8.131.52 and no problems. Might just be my rig, but worth a mention.
Had to get the DOA drive newegg sent me replaced. Decided to try to avoid the cost of newegg's RMA process. The WH LG drives are handled by LG's commercial division, so I called their 800 # and got through to a repair tech in Texas almost instantly . Explained to him that the drive could not read BD's, steps I'd taken to eliminate non-drive-related issues, and such a treat to hear " I'm sorry for the inconvenience, what is the drive's model and serial #". No 20 point check list of Q&A . He actually knew that I knew it was toasted :). Serial # told him it was within warranty, no request for receipts or proof of purchase. Just "We will E-mail you a pre-paid shipping label and return instructions, again I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you". Had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming .
Took 5 days from drop-off at Fedex to a new drive on my front porch. Time to grab another cup o' coffee and see if this thing is as good as the WH10 .