BS41: Official support for upgrading to 4x +R DL and 12x -R

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#1

First, a big thanks to Pilot20 for first [post=760083]posting[/post] about this firmware.

This is an official 1633S firmware, BS41, that supports 4x +R DL and 12x -R (features that were previously available only for the 1653S).

Edit: Forgot to mention that BS41 also features improvements to bitsetting. :slight_smile: The drive can now remember the booktype setting after reboots. See posts #22 and #24 for more details.

Official download: http://www.liteonamericas.com/us/download.htm
OP-friendly version: http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html

Oddly enough, as you can see from OP’s report below, none of the +R9 media codes seem to be set to 4x, although a few -R codes have been upgraded to 12x. :confused:

OmniPatcher Media Code Report
=============================

OmniPatcher version: 1.3.17-devel
Firmware file name: Bs41win.exe


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General Information
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        Drive type: SOHW-1633S
     Vendor string: LITE-ON
    Product string: DVDRW SOHW-1633S
 Firmware revision: BS41
Firmware timestamp: 2004/10/29 18:28

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+R Media Codes (84)
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AML     /001/00  [       4x                   ]
AML     /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
BeAll000/P40/00  [       4x                   ]
BeAll000/P80/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /E01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /F01/00  [       4x                   ]
CMC MAG /F01/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG /M01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
CMC MAG /R01/00  [       4x                   ]
DAXON   /AZ1/00  [       4x                   ]
DAXON   /AZ2/00  [       4x, 6x               ]
DAXON   /AZ3/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
DDT 01  /001/01  [       4x                   ]
DT-D02  /02 /00  [       4x                   ]
DT-D03  /004/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
EMDP    /000/00  [       4x                   ]
GSC502  /002/00  [       4x                   ]
GSC503  /H01/00  [       4x                   ]
INFODISC/R10/02  [       4x                   ]
INFODISC/R20/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
INFOME  /R20/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ISSM    /001/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LD      /001/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
LD      /A02/00  [       4x                   ]
LD      /S03/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LONGTEN /002/00  [       4x                   ]
MAM     /M02/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MAXELL  /001/00  [       4x                   ]
MAXELL  /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MAXELL  /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MBIPG101/R03/00  [       4x                   ]
MBIPG101/R04/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MBIPG101/R05/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MCC     /001/00  [       4x                   ]
MCC     /002/00  [       4x                   ]
MCC     /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MCC     /004/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MEDIA ID/001/00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA/001/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
MPOMEDIA/040/00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA/080/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MUST    /002/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MUST 002/   /02  [       4x                   ]
NANYA   /CHX/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   /CLX/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   /DR /00  [ 2.4x                       ]
NANYA   /RJB/00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC/OP1/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC/OP2/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC/OR4/00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC/OR8/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
Philips /081/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS /C08/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS /C16/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x      ]
Plasmon /c01/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC /R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
PRODISC /R02/00  [       4x                   ]
PRODISC /R03/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC /R04/04  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RICOHJPN/R00/00  [       4x                   ]
RICOHJPN/R01/02  [       4x                   ]
RICOHJPN/R02/03  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RICOHJPN/R03/04  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEK   /M02/01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   /R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
RITEK   /R02/01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   /R03/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   /R03/02  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   /R04/01  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
SKYMEDIA/R01/00  [ 2.4x                       ]
SONY    /D01/00  [       4x                   ]
SONY    /D11/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
SONY    /D21/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
TDK     /001/00  [       4x                   ]
TDK     /002/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
TDK     /003/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
ULTRAN  /202/00  [       4x                   ]
VDSPMSAB/001/01  [       4x                   ]
WINGSHIN/001/31  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
WINGSHIN/G04/00  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T01/00  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T01/01  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000/T02/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x           ]
YUDEN000/T03/00  [       4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]

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+R9 Media Codes (7)
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CMC MAG /D01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
INFOME  /D01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
MKM     /001/00  [ 2.4x     ]
PHILIPS /CD2/00  [ 2.4x     ]
PRODISC /D01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
RICOHJPN/D00/01  [ 2.4x     ]
RITEK   /D01/01  [ 2.4x     ]

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+RW Media Codes (26)
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CMC MAG /W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
CMC MAG /W02/00  [       4x ]
DAXON   /D41/00  [       4x ]
DAXON   /D42/00  [       4x ]
INFODISC/A01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
INFODISC/A10/00  [       4x ]
MBIPG101/W03/00  [ 2.4x     ]
MBIPG101/W04/00  [       4x ]
MCC     /A01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
MKM     /A02/00  [       4x ]
NANYA   /DRW/00  [       4x ]
NANYASC /DRW/00  [ 2.4x     ]
OPTODISC/OP1/00  [ 2.4x     ]
OPTODISC/OP4/01  [       4x ]
PHILIPS /010/02  [       4x ]
PHILIPS /041/00  [       4x ]
PRODISC /W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
PRODISC /W02/00  [       4x ]
RICOHJPN/W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
RICOHJPN/W11/01  [       4x ]
RITEK   /001/01  [ 2.4x     ]
RITEK   /004/30  [       4x ]
RITEK   /W04/00  [       4x ]
SENTINEL/W01/00  [ 2.4x     ]
SENTINEL/W02/00  [       4x ]
SONY    /S11/00  [       4x ]

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-R Media Codes (95)
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4M SYS 202C1/52  [         4x              ]
AML         /52  [         4x              ]
AN30        /52  [         4x              ]
AN31        /52  [         4x              ]
AN32        /52  [         4x              ]
Auvistar    /50  [     2x                  ]
BeAll G00001/50  [     2x                  ]
BeAll G40001/52  [         4x              ]
BeAll G80001/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
CMC MAG.    /50  [     2x                  ]
CMC MAG. AE1/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x, 12x ]
CMC MAG. AF1/52  [         4x              ]
DATA TRACK  /52  [         4x              ]
DAXON004    /52  [         4x              ]
DAXON008S   /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x, 12x ]
DKM_01      /52  [         4x              ]
Dvsn        /52  [         4x              ]
FORNEX001   /50  [     2x                  ]
FORNEX101   /52  [         4x              ]
FUJIFILM03  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
GSC001      /50  [     2x                  ]
GSC001      /52  [         4x              ]
GSC002      /52  [         4x              ]
GSC003      /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
INFODISC-R01/52  [         4x              ]
INFODISC-R20/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
ISSM     01 /52  [         4x              ]
LD          /50  [     2x                  ]
LEADDATA    /50  [     2x                  ]
LEADDATA S03/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
LEADDATA01  /52  [         4x              ]
LGE04       /52  [         4x              ]
LGE08       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
LONGTEN 001 /52  [         4x              ]
LONGTEN 009 /52  [         4x              ]
MAM4XG01    /52  [         4x              ]
MBI         /50  [     2x                  ]
MBI 01RG20  /52  [         4x              ]
MBI 03RG30  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
MCC 00RG200 /50  [     2x                  ]
MCC 01RG20  /52  [         4x              ]
MCC 02RG20  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
MCC 03RG20  /00  [         4x, 6x, 8x, 12x ]
MCI4XG01    /52  [         4x              ]
MCIG01      /50  [     2x                  ]
ME 153      /52  [         4x              ]
MEI 00V001  /50  [     2x                  ]
MUST 001    /52  [         4x              ]
MXL RG01    /50  [     2x                  ]
MXL RG02    /52  [         4x              ]
MXL RG03    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
NANYA-JC001 /52  [         4x              ]
ONIDTECH    /52  [         4x              ]
OPTODISCK001/50  [     2x                  ]
OPTODISCK001/52  [         4x              ]
OPTODISCR004/52  [         4x              ]
OPTODISCR008/52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
Plasmon1A   /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
POSG04      /52  [         4x              ]
POSG06      /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
POSJ 01     /50  [     2x                  ]
PRINCO      /50  [     2x                  ]
PRINCO      /52  [         4x              ]
PRINCO8X01  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
PRINCO8X02  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
ProdiscF01  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
PRODISCG02  /50  [     2x                  ]
ProdiscS03  /52  [         4x              ]
ProdiscS04  /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
PVC001001   /00  [     2x                  ]
PVCR001002  /52  [         4x              ]
RITEKG03    /50  [     2x                  ]
RITEKG04    /52  [         4x              ]
RITEKG05    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
RITEKG06    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
RITEKM02    /52  [         4x              ]
SKC Co.,Ltd./52  [         4x              ]
SKC M801    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
SONY        /50  [     2x                  ]
SONY04D1    /52  [         4x              ]
SONY08D1    /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x, 12x ]
TAIYOYUDEN  /50  [     2x                  ]
TAROKO-MX4  /52  [         4x              ]
TDKG02000000/50  [     2x                  ]
TTG01       /52  [         4x              ]
TTG02       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
TTH01       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
TTH02       /00  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
TYG01       /52  [         4x              ]
TYG02       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
UME01       /52  [         4x, 6x, 8x      ]
VANGUARD    /52  [         4x              ]
VDSPMSAB 01 /52  [         4x              ]
VDSP*SAB 01 /52  [         4x              ]
Yi Jhan 001 /52  [         4x              ]

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-RW Media Codes (28)
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CMCW02      /00  [     2x     ]
CMCW03      /00  [         4x ]
DAXON_RW2X01/00  [     2x     ]
JVC/VictorT7/00  [ 1x         ]
JVC0VictorD7/00  [         4x ]
JVC_VictorW7/00  [     2x     ]
MCC 00RW11N9/00  [ 1x         ]
MCC 01RW11n9/00  [     2x     ]
MCC 01RW4X  /00  [         4x ]
OPTODISCK001/20  [ 1x         ]
OPTODISCK001/21  [     2x     ]
OPTODISCW002/21  [     2x     ]
OPTODISCW004/21  [         4x ]
PRINCO      /20  [ 1x         ]
PRINCO      /21  [     2x     ]
PRINCORW0004/31  [     2x     ]
Prodisc DW04/21  [     2x     ]
Prodisc DW06/00  [         4x ]
ProdiscDVDRW/00  [ 1x         ]
PVCW00D002K9/21  [     2x     ]
PVCW00V00245/00  [     2x     ]
RITEK000V11A/00  [ 1x         ]
RITEKW01    /00  [     2x     ]
RITEKW04    /00  [     2x     ]
SONY000000U9/00  [ 1x         ]
TDK501saku]3/20  [ 1x         ]
TDK502sakuM3/00  [     2x     ]
TDK601saku  /00  [         4x ]

#2

But none of the +R9 media codes show 4x. What gives. :confused:


#3

Thank you! I should have waited for some minutes for the unscrambled release. (I visited your page perhaps just minute before the last update.)

Updating again.


#4

Strange. My test of 4x DL to MKM001 looked good enough.


#5

But that’s with CS02. OP reports 4x for +R9 for CS02. But it doesn’t for BS41. My best guess is that they probably forgot to flip a switch when compiling the firmware or something. Oops. Oh well. That’s what OP is for, I guess. :stuck_out_tongue:

Either that, or waiting to see how long it takes LiteOn to notice this oversight and give us BS42. :slight_smile:

Speaking of OP, 1.3.17 will be released later tonight. 1.3.16 hides the 12x -R checkbox because, up until now, the 1633S was an 8x -R burner and not a 12x -R burner. So I need to tell OP to un-hide that checkbox.


#6

As long as the 4x strategy isn’t missing as well. :wink:

Kenshin, are you going to try a 4x DL burn, after checking the 4x option for MKM001, with OP?


#7

Great guess. I’ll try once more. :slight_smile:

[Edit]

As long as the 4x startegy isn’t missing as well.

Kenshin, are you going to try a 4x DL burn, after checking the 4x option for MKM001, with OP?

You posted a little sooner. Why not?[/Edit]


#8

If you do, you’re a brave soul. :bow: Because as CK points out, if they also omitted the 4x strat, then this won’t work. So I guess it’ll depend on the extent of their mistake.


#9

Hm. Even if it fails, it doesn’t cost any more thing.

BTW, I wish there were a flasher to flash multiple drives at once. :slight_smile:

Flashing about 10 times in one hour.


#10

2All
Btw, as long as I remember, LiteOn is a Taiwan firm, not American…
And there’s no any trace of that firmware on the offsite of LiteOn IT.
link


#11

So? LiteOn’s American office is just as official as their Taiwan office. Some time earlier, someone posted that the American office said that they will not sell the 1653S and that the next drive would be the 1673S. And I now understand why they made that decision. LiteOn is simply pursuing a different strategy in the American region. Perhaps they realize that Americans can get extra-fussy if you confuse them with too many different models? I dunno. But just because they’re only doing this with their American division doesn’t make it any less official 'cuz it’s still the same company, and the firmware is still being done by the same people. :slight_smile:


#12

BS41 on the US Lite-On IT site or Taiwan Lite-On IT site should be the same unless somebody somewhere made some mess around the firmware version naming.

Before doing a Create Data Disc test, I scanned a CS02-written@4x MKM001 @8x using this new BS41 firmware.

That is my first DVD+R DL media scan at 8x with a Lite-On DVD writer so I don’t know how good it is. Compared to that 25,489 PIF’s and 1,621,980 PI’s this looks much better using CS02 firmware @4x.

Here is first results from BS41 @4x to MKM001.

26 min. 58 sec.


#13

Good thinking. So I guess it seems that BS41 doesn’t scan as well as CS02.


#14

Actually, XFlash (Liteon’s Windows Flash tool) is capable of flashing multiple drives at a time. :slight_smile:


#15

That’ll be funny. :slight_smile:

First scan at 4x, using BS41 firmware on SOHW-1613S@1633S.

First layer had very few PIF’s.

Second scan at 4x, using B7P9 firmware on DDW163@DW1620 being done. If necessary, I’ll scan on CS02 and BS0K, too, or burn another DL.


#16

The reading ability of BS41 looks pretty good to me. Same disc (NEC3500 burn). First scan is 1213S@1633S BS41 and second scan is 812S US0Q.




#17

at least it will make a good scanner. :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

2Kenshin

If necessary, I’ll scan on CS02 and BS0K, too, or burn another DL.
Please…

2C0deKing

First scan is 1213S@1633S BS41 and second scan is 812S US0Q.
BS41 a little bit faster? Would you mind also posting the same disc’s results with BS0K?


#19


#20

Sure. Looks pretty much the same to me.