Binflash support for Sony BC-5550H-01?

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#1

I was wondering if Binflash support for the BC-5550H-01 is coming?

Here is the laptop bluray reader in uk for £33.58: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-bc-5550h-01-6x-sata-slim-blu-ray-reader-dvdplus-rw-burner-optical-drive

Specs: http://www.sony-optiarc.us/products/slimheight/bluraycombo/bc5550h.html

Datasheet: http://www.sony-optiarc.us/fileadmin/downloads/BC-5550H_Datasheet.pdf

No firmware updates available on sony site.


#2

Can Binflash create an ID file for this drive?

Since it also does not work on other Blu-Ray drives, it is quite unlikely that Binflash will be able to dump the current firmware. These drives simply do not provide commands to dump the firmware.


#3

Oh i see :frowning: I haven’t bought this drive I was wondering if it had support as i’m thinking about buying a bluray reader for my laptop.


#4

I guess the only support I can offer with Binflash is setting booktype on DVD+R DL and resetting the region code - both should work out of the box if it’s drive based on a NEC (or rather Renesas) chipset with the old command set.


#5

Are there any laptop bluray readers that you can hack the firmware to make them multiregion for blurays too?


#6

Multi-Region on Blu-Rays is not handled by the drive but by software. So this is something I cannot do.

Anyway, I have not been able to modify the firmware for a single Blu-Ray drive due to the used encryption.