OK, I've made some progress here... Using a different program called burn-at-once, I was able to burn the hacked BIN file to a CD-R.
I am using the beta 0211 firmware for testing purposes. Previously, I was using the original 0613 hacked firmware.
So I elected to go from the hacked 0613 to the non-hacked 0916 firmware to the non-hacked 0111 before I popped in the newly-hacked 0211 firmware.
I can also verify that 720p/1080i over component is possible w/ the hacked 0211 firmware. However, it was my experience that if I unplug the AC power cord, I lose the video signal after I plug the AC power cord back in. What I end up having to do is to run the firmware upgrade again by reinserting the firmware disc and pressing play w/out seeing anything on the screen.
Can anyone else verify that the hacked firmware is stable after the Oppo is unplugged from AC power?