i just wrote marco an email about the new 56. he is on vacations until 8 march. maybe someone else can fix my problem. this is my email:
Today i encountered a strange problem wit my 1004. I know you do not recommend flashing your 1004 to a 1008 but it worked fine with firmware 54, 55 and 55b (with bitsetting). Yesterday i flashed up firmware 56. Now i have a strange problem. The burning is smoother than ever (even works now with my favorite dvd-r type) but it is unreadible in my 1004 my liteon ltd163 an my standalone sony ns3330. The pc drives give an error message: type not supported (bitsetting?) and the ns3330 says cannot play. I burned several dvd+ and dvd- with shrink (in combination with nero 220.127.116.11).
I wonder if you have a build-in anti flash 1004@1008 or something like that. Maybe it’s also a bitsetting problem. For instance that dvd-rom is set per default which the 1008 support and the 1004 not.
Marco (from btc-europe) once said at the cd-freaks forum that flashing 1004@1008 can ruin the laser. I know that the max. data rate is the same with both drives, so why shouldn’t this work?
Maybe you could explain where exactly the differences are besides a lousy 20â‚¬.
I dont’t want to downgrade the firmware because i bought a big amount of dvd-r which are working (at least the burn process). "