I aggree this release is not really usefull ...
On the japanese site they say that the release of the official
firmware supporting DVD-R DL will be mid January 2005
On top of that I know yhat we should perhaps not "transport" this new firmwares from Plextor's Japan to Europe and the US (where there are even TLA#00 and TLA#01" hardwares around)
I am far more interested in the new TA (time analyser) test
in Plextools and other tests.
I take the opportunity I have your attention at the moment to ask you to have a look about what "Beeder" is telling about "AUTOSTRAREGY" in this thread. It is a bit amazing ! http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=109469&page=1&pp=25
1-- The blue is the first burn, red is the second, and green is the third
2-- I overlaid the scans for easy comparison