From: Northeast United States
Yes, but 2.17 will not support SL bitset, correct?
Anyway, I just received my 3500a yesterday and loaded the TDK firmware that supports bitset, 2.C7 from TDB that reports as a 3500a. It works awesome. So far I have tested with..
Memorex 4x DVD+R
Memorex 2.4x DVD +RW
Compusa 1x DVD-R
Fuji 2.4x DVD+R
Fuji 4x DVD+R
TDK 4x DVD+R
This has been my first exposure to bitsetting. I pulled my old Apex AD/600a DVD player out of the basement. This machine would NOT play any DVD burns prior. I loaded a burn from the 3500a, played beautifully! Now I have a spare DVD player.
I just ordered some ProDisc 8x printables. They should arrive soon and I will let you know how they work out.
My finances, and just plain good sense prevents me from buying DL discs at $10+ a pop, so you'll have to try them yourself with the TDK firmware should you decide to go that way.