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NEC 2500a DUAL LAYER FIRMWARE!!!!!

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Gimli, May 26, 2004.

  1. Gimli

    Gimli Member

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    Hey all,

    Found this firmware that makes every one that owns an NEC 2500a dvd burner ( or Hp 420i ( rebadged 2500a ) ) be able to burn dual layer capacity disks. Also, the firmware includes write strategies to burn 4x dvd r's at 8x ( not recommended for crappy media like princo etc....

    enjoy!!!!

    Len

    link to the forum: http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=25904

     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Beware of this firmware update as it killed my friend’s drive,It now only burns coasters.
     
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    Sophocles Senior member

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    My view, wait a year or so and let the technology mature. By theb=n the price for both hardware and media will be less expensive.
     
  5. Gimli

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    the dual layer burners are cheap now ( 120$ ) for a Benq

    the media is the only stopping block
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I got the DL NEC 2510 new, oem off ebay for $80. Haven't used it though, can't find the media :(
     
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    I'd be very interested hearing about your results. It's not the price that concerns me, it's the stability of the technology. Because no one's really using them, there's no public feedback, and no way to determine the stability of the media and hardware. Before I decide to replace my PX-712 I want to be sure that I have a truly suitable replacement. Hm! I wonder, do you think that with 2 layers of dye a DL disk is twice as likely be bad or go bad? Post your results when you manage to get your hands on some suitable media, a lot of people are waiting to hear results outside of product reviews.


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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm eagerly awaiting the reports on the DL burning, especially compatibility with standalones.
     
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    colw Active member

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    Same here - better to stick with the known and proven initially and let the brave and daring do the beta testing of the new technology/media.
     
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    Sophocles Senior member

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    Another point to consider is, will the first generation drives become obsolete and replaced by second generation drives before media becomes available?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a very good question, Sophocles. It's been slow getting the media out and we all know they don't take long breaks between drive releases :)
     
  12. Gimli

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    the compatability with standa alones should not be an issue - concidering that most commercially obtained DVD's are mostly DL now
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Gimli,

    By that same logic we shouldn't have compatibility problems with single layer DVDR but there most definitely are.

     
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    in a sense yes, you are correct. However, the reason the problems for single layer disks occur is simply dude to the quality of the media used. If everyone were using the same single layer media and write strategy that commercial DVD manufacturers use, no one would have a problem

    Comes right back to " you get what you pay for"

    3 cheers for Taiyo Yuden and Ritek

     

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