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NEC vs. SONY + firmware questions.

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by heyclem, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. heyclem

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    Hi. I'm a newbie in DVD-burning. I just got an external Cendyne Combo Interface DVD+/-RW drive, which after I hooked up to the computer identified as a "NEC ND-1300A". I'm not familiar with the brandname and such. Everyone on this forum said that Pioneer is the best, but personally I like the Sony DRU-500UL/DRU-510UL series more. However, I also heard alot of people are having problems with Sony's DVDRW drives. I just want to know is NEC better or Sony better.

    And about firmware. I'm just wondering is it good to flash them to a newer version eventhough I've no problem with the current version? Thanks.
     
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    If it aint broken - don't fix it!
     
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    Seriously, don't update the firmware. I just updated my Sony burners firmware from 1.0d to 1.0f and the burner won't burn DVD's any more. I got no help on this forum either, unfortunately. Sorry to say but I was totally ignored. I'm still stuck, I still don't know how to return the firmware to the previous version and I'm incredibly p1ssed off too because the drive is almost brand new.

     
  4. heyclem

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    thanks for your opinion, and i'm sorry to hear about your drive. i read from somewhere else that you can definitely flash back to a previous firmware. all you need is download the old firmware and flash your drive with it. you can go try and ask other people about it.
     
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    I have the same burner. It is compatible with almost nothing. But it works perfectly with the few programs that it does work with. I've burned over 60+ cd-r and like 10 dvd-r. Not one error or coaster yet.
     

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