Updated with the new additions. I cleaned up the boot row a little and ill give it a better cleaning when im at work. Ill see how plausable it would be to add hitachi rom model, if all the contributers have added there rom then it will be added.
I have found yet another boot method on a Hitachi 46D. Turn on the xbox 360 by pressing Eject on the console itself. As soon as the trey opens, put your backup in it, but do NOT close the drive yet! You'll see the green ring flash quickly once, twice, then a third time before fully lighting up the ring. Once you see it light up a 3rd time, Press Eject on the console, and wait about 10 seconds or so, and you'll be taken to the dashboard. Wait another 15 seconds and the game will instantly boot from the dashboard!
It sounds complicated, but it really isn't. This method has worked with all downloaded isos and home rips burnt with pioneer 111d on verbatim media.
I think I know what’s the problem whit nec not burning DVD’s for Hitachi very well(and other burners)Nec dasn't support layer jump recording(witch a lot burners don’t support, but pioneer das) I think that is what your hearing on other media burned whit nec strange clicking noise seems trying to read the other layer and back.
Whit layer jump on (auto in pioneer) the Hitachi just know how and where to find data on both layers.
System: PAL Xbox 360
DVD Drive: Hitachi 47D
DVD Writer: Pioneer 111D with stock 1.19 firmware
Hitman Blood Money NTSC: Memorex burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
Rockstar Table Tennis PAL: Memorex burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
Topspin 2 PAL: Verbatim burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
Burnout Revenge PAL: Verbatim burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
Far Cry Predator PAL: Verbatim burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
Moto GP 06 PAL: Verbatim burned on 2.4x direct boot no tricks needed.
All media was burned with the latest version of CloneCD.
List has been updated, sorry for the delay. Djoen is giving out very helpful tips for posting, it will help everybody when there curious about a certain piece of information that may help them determine things like if a game is region free or if there burner was known to boot with av/hd tricks. Thanks again for all the posts though