Thanks Rex. It looks like your recollection is correct (no surprise) according to the Benq USA support site (see point 4):
1. Incease factory OPC area for DVD-R and DVD+R 16X writing test.
2. Reboot issue with nForce chipset_P
3.4, G7T93. flash fail thru 1394 interface
4. Cannot Perform End-Track_CDR/RW_Nero
5. Update writing strategy (MJC 16x DVD+R, Giga 16x DVD-R, Ritek 16x DVD-R F1)
It is nice to have everything working at its best, but I don't want to bork 8x DVD burning in an effort to improve CD burning or 16x DVD burning (the primary areas that B7V9 seems to address), since I really don't do much if any of the latter. I have a dedicated CD-RW drive in the system that I use as my primary drive for burning CD-R and CD-RW, and I don't have any 16x DVD blanks.
I haven't been anywhere special lately. Mainly I've just reduced the amount of time I spend on the Internet in general. How about you? Anything special going on?