Can use Lightscribe?

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#1

[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Pioneer DVR-115D / DVR-1910. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]Need my first DVD burner. I’ve read I can download Lightscribe software (free). Can this burner use that w/o dealing w/a firmware upgrade? If so, is that the only other piece of software I need? Thank you!


#2

Welcome to CDF’s:

No the 115D is not a LightScribe drive and only a true Pioneer will only have LabelFlash with some models. The 115L will have LabelFlash. LightScribe and LabelFlash are two different technology’s/hardware’s.


#3

Welcome to the forum, Mac29! :slight_smile:

No, the drive doesn’t have the necessary hardware inside for LightScribe, so downloading a firmware “fix” wouldn’t be possible either.

Edit: Hehe, Bob beat me to it :wink:


#4

@ Mac29,

Welcome to the Forum.

The Pioneer DVR-115D cannot perform [B]LightScribe[/B] functions.

A Pioneer DVR-115D cannot perform [B]LableFlash[/B] functions but however through simple Firmware DVR-A15J (DVR-115L) crossflashing can perform [B]LableFlash[/B] functions. Free [B]LableFlash [/B]software is available at (http://labelflash.jp).

If you desire to obtain some information on the Pioneer DVR-115D to DVR-A15J (DVR-115L) CrossFlashing procedures suggest visiting the CD Freaks dedicated Pioneer DVD Burner Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87) and review the Pioneer DVR-115D CrossFlashed to DVR-A15-J (DVR-115L) (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/pioneer-dvr-115d-crossflashed-dvr-a15-j-dvr-115l-241260) posting.

Regards,
bjkg


#5

[QUOTE=Mac29;2081837][qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Pioneer DVR-115D / DVR-1910. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]Need my first DVD burner. I’ve read I can download Lightscribe software (free). Can this burner use that w/o dealing w/a firmware upgrade? If so, is that the only other piece of software I need? Thank you![/QUOTE]

The Pioneer 1910LS can do Lightscribe.


#6

Amplifying information ->

The Pioneer DVR-1910 is just a ‘Retail’ version of the Pioneer DVR-115D. The Pioneer DVR-115D doesn’t contain any software but the Pioneer DVR-1910 is packaged with Nero software hence the ‘Retail’ label. Both the Pioneer DVR-1910 and DVR-115D are totally unable to perform ANY LightScribe functions. Both the Pioneer DVR-1910 and Pioneer DVR-115D are truly Pioneer Drives actually manufactured by Pioneer.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/BusinessProducts/Blu-rayDisc+DVDWriters/DVDComputerWriters/DVR-1910

The DVR-1910LS is the ‘Retail’ version of the DVR-113KG. Both the DVR-1910LS and DVR-113KG perform LightScrible functions.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Shop/DVD-Burners/Lightscribe+DVD+Burners/ci.DVR-1910LS.Shop

It should be noted that the both the DVR-1910LS and DVR-113KG Drives are not “REALY” Pioneer DVD Drives actually manufactured by Pioneer but are DVD Drives actually manufactured by ASUS. Both the DVR-1910LS and DVR-113KG Drives are ReBadged ASUS DRW-2014LI Drives.

Regards,
bjkg