2500a Firmware Mods

vbimport

#1

OKay, So, I know that if i buy the 2500a and i flash the firmware to the recommended upgrade, I’ll be able to burn DL discs, but i was also wondering if there’s a booktype utility for the 2500 AFTER the firmware update, to make sure the DVD+R9 discs can be read in set top players. I’m looking for a booktype ultility similar to the LITE-ON utility that i read about in another review for the new SONY DL writer. Do I even need a book type utility to make sure the r9discs will be read by set top players and ps2 with the new firmware?

Thanx Much,
Addison


#2

DVDBitsetter


#3

Kool


#4

Are you onboard with an NEC now cd pirate?


#5

okay, so under new settings, i change the DVD+R9 to DVD-ROM Specs, to make it playable in set top players?


#6

Yes


#7

You can also use DVDInfoPro to do this.


#8

hi wesociety!
can you explain me when dvdbitsetter (or dvdinfopro) rewrites the DRAM of the drive?

if i set the booktype drive default, it should rewrite the DRAM. all the dvd+r’s will be burned with dvd-rom book type. right?

if i set the current disk it shouldn’t rewrite the DRAM. only the next dvd+r i burn will be bitsetted as dvd-rom. right?

and if i want to use nero? where is the option to set the book type? does it set the default or the current disk booktype?

thank you very much


#9

Although I’m not Wesociety, I try to answer your questions - starting with the last one.
Currently there is no possibility to change the booktype with Nero, but last weekend I read in my PC magazine that a Nero version 6.3.1.16b will be able to change the Booktype at least for DVD+R-DL discs. I’m not sure if it will also work with single layer DVD+R(W) discs.
With DVD Bitsetter you can change the default booktype for the burner for DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. This setting is stored permanently until you change it again.
For DVD+RW you can change the booktype of an already burned DVD+RW. That’s what is meant with “Set current disc”


#10

Hmm, I didn’t think the NEC drive had “instant bitsetting” capabilities on DVD+RW.

@happyperoil, the answer to your 2nd and 3rd question is yes


#11

At least that’s the intention of this “Change current disc” button. Unfortunately it’s not very reliable.


#12

I had a DVD+RW that was set to DVD-ROM that would not play in my set top player. Put it in my 2500a,and used DVDInfoPro to bitset it to dvd+rw and it worked. Made it play in my set top player too!.


#13

I once had problems changing the booktype of a burned DVD+RW. I remember that one direction was working, while the other one wasn’t, but I don’t remember which one worked.