Pioneer released 1.18 firmware for the DVR-A08XLA(B,C), DVR-108AXL(BXL,EXL), and DVR-108(BK) drives.
http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/i ... dev_e.html
Support 16x writing on New 16x DVD-R Media
（16x writing：BeALL/CMC/Mitsubishi Chemical
（12x writing：Fuji Film/Maxell/SONY/Taiyo-Yuden(That's) )
Support 16x writing on New 16x +R Media
（12x writing：Maxell/Mitsubishi Chemical
Support 8x writing on New 8x DVD-R Media
DVD-R/RW/+R/+RW Writability Improvement
CD-R Writability Improvement
DVD Playability Improvement
CD Playability Improvement
Update: The Pioneer web site has now been updated with a message about the 1.18 firmware. It says this
*We have found a problem for the firmware Version 1.18. Some of the drive users were unable to install the firmware at all.
If you have experienced the mentioned problem, please be kind to update your drive with the following firmware which is released on 10th December.
If you have installed the above firmware(Version 1.18, dated 8th December) without problem, your are not necessary to update your drive with this firmware at all.