1.17 vs 1.18

Is firmware 1.17 better 1.18?

Usually the higher the version number the better the firmware.It supports more media producers etc.
1.17? i never heard of it :smiley:

Me neither :confused:

Some newer drives came with 1.17 but it were probably fastly replaced by 1.18 in the production line…

Yes, my DVR-108EXL (manufactured date: January 2005, made in China, buy in Shenzhen, RMB699 only or USD86, plus 10 DVR+Rs) came with firmware 1.17, and I upgraded it with the latest 1.18 by myself. :smiley:

What changed after it? Are some functions work better after it?

Well done :bigsmile: lol

They looks almost the same…

Both of the date for the FW1.17 and 1.18 shown during & after firmware reflashing are 25 Nov, 2004!!! (or 23 Nov, I forgot) :rolleyes:

Pioneer DVR-108EXL Firmware v 1.18

Download the latest Pioneer DVR-108EXL Firmware v 1.18

  • Supports 16x writing on New 16x DVD-R Media
    (16x writing: BeALL/CMC/Mitsubishi Chemical
    (12x writing: Fuji Film/Maxell/SONY/Taiyo-Yuden(That’s) )
  • Support 16x writing on New 16x +R Media
    (16x writing: CMC/Prodisc/TDK)
    (12x writing: Maxell/Mitsubishi Chemical
    Corporation(Verbatim)/Philips/RITEK/SONY/Taiyo-Yuden(That’s) )
  • Support 8x writing on New 8x DVD-R Media

DVD-R/RW/+R/+RW Writability Improvement
CD-R Writability Improvement
DVD Playability Improvement
CD Playability Improvement

Once updated to version 1.18, this drive will not revert to older firmware versions.