A few Questions about NEC-ND-2500a firmware

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#1

I have a Maddog dominator 6 in 1 8x DVD drive. Model Number MD-8XDVDRW-PM. Useing DVDINFO program I see its a NEC-ND-2500A. I currently have 1.6 firmwear on it. (stock).
I was wondering whats the best firmwear to use with it? I know the offical is 1.7 but the modded ones look intresting…

Whats the deal with Bitsetting? I see its for DVD+ disks , but I use mostly DVD- ones. Whats so good about haveing the ability to use it?

Thanks…


#2

For all the modded firmware options it’s best to search and read read read and read some more. I’ve used Herries 107v2b5 and Quikee2 2.F8 Beta2 with no problems.
I mainly tried these out for the bitsetting, the reason being the non-recognition of DVD+R or R/W disks by my 3yr old Toshiba SD-210E DVD player that I use with my TV for playing slideshows of jpgs from my digital camera burnt with NeroVision Express or Proshow Gold. Bitset them to DVD-ROM and all’s well.


#3

I’m using the Herries modded firmware for 2 reasons.

  1. It allowed me to burn my Ritek G05’s at their rated 8x instead of 4x as the drive was supplied.
  2. I fancy the idea of dual layer when the DL media is cheaper.

I’ve experienced NO problems with this & heartily recommend this firmware.


#4

i went with the latest Herries modded firmwear. All looks ok. But how do I force bitsetting? (ala DVD-ROM booktype) There a different program to do this?