4163b: Is A102 to A103 worth it?

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#1

Right now my 4163b @a102 burns my media of choice (Fuji TY +8x) wonderfully, and MCC003 ain’t so bad either. What will the firmware upgrade give me? I don’t want to screw up a good thing.

thanks


#2

For what it’s worth, I’ve flashed mine with A103 as soon as I got it. I’ve done 41 burns so far and scanned every one if them in a BenQ drive. I have yet to see one that I would call less than good (in most cases, excellent to spectacular) on the following media codes I’ve used:

CMCMAGAE1, CMCMAGE01, FUJIFILM03, MAXELL002, MCC004, MXLRG03, ProdiscF01, PRODISCR03, TYG02, YUDEN000T02.

(The only questionable burn so far was one MAXELL002 that switched to a lower speed in the middle.)