So I check my pot and it is at 1486! The guide by Charlie says it should be at 1100 or so, so I adjust it to what should be the default of 1200 and this thing boots DVD beautifully. I had a DVD backup of Shinobi that would not work at all and now it does! That was weird too, because same media and different games would boot. Anyhow, all DVD-R are booting faster as well. Seems as if the PS2 is just seeing the disk better!