The answer I got was that it was not very likely that customers got such a free upgrade but it may be possible in the future if a drive needs it.
Guess the PX-716 is really that lame that it needs a lot of extra's Plextor normally wouldn't give.
About media compatability and writeing quality.
Well if your willing to screw up 5-6 disc's and use media that works with autostrategy and are taken the effect of not burning faster as 8x in account then the Plextor can allready burn very high quality.
However at 16x the drive becomes pathetic and because it was marketed as a 16x burner Plextor still has a lot of work to do.
I have to say that I have quite some critic on cdfreaks review.
1 Why only 1 sort of 16x media (MCC). Now some people will say other 16x media is hard to get. Ehh the reviewer is liveing in Holland in other words he should be able to get FUJI 16x DVD+R (PHILIPS) and TRAXDATA 16x DVD+R (RITEK) of Memorex 16 DVD+R (PHILIPS/CMC) at least I can get.
2 Why only PI tests. The drive can do more.
3 Autostrategy not really tested !
4 Verbatim as CD-R atip. Please correct it as Mitsubishi. If I would knock on Verbatims door to ask if I could licens the atip I would get a no. Because they can not do it.
5 No 16x DVD-R media. If you have access to Verbatim/MCC 8x DVD+RW/6x DVD-RW then why no 16x DVD-R ?
Also contacing TDK luxembourg might have given the option for 16x dvd-r/dvd+R media. Since why do some japanese TDK spindles state made in Luxembourg according to my sources. Also with the right contacts they could have had SONY 16x DVD-R/DVD+R media.
6 99 minutes test. The used manufacturer/atip is not named. I have seen drives being able of only burning 99 minutes on one specific atip so please state it.