Can you go from Firm 1.00 to 1.02 with the H22L?!?

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#1

I am wondering can I use the new firmware upgrade withouit the 1.01?
Also, does the contrast software work with the new H22L?


#2

yes, the changes from 1.0 to 1.01 are included in 1.02, no need for flashing 1.0 -> 1.01 -> 1.02…


#3

Of course, I did so. But does anybody know the changes, besides the Vista Support (which is an absolute nonsense, since DVD Burners are generic devices, and if a DVD is not supported by Vista, you won’t be able to install it in the first place, right? So what’s the Vista support for?)


#4

Ok, I had problem with Nero with my H22L, I am hoping the firmware fixes it. I continued to get Data Verification Errors.
Also, could someone answer if the CONTRAST software work with the new H22L?


#5

Then please use better media!


#6

I hope that the firmware fixes more then only a compatibility issue (if there ever was one), too. I bought this drive a few months ago; it deliveres good to perfect results on quality media … at least in case of single layer media.

On the other hand, i tried about a dozen of various double layer media (verbatim, ritek, cmc and ricoh) - and only one (!) was finished, the others were not finalized since the burner gave errors on the layer break. I decided to move over to a 7173a, which gives mediocre results on both single and double layer media - but at least this drive does not kill them.

Further, a wider media recognition would be great.

Hopefully this weekend i will spend some time on testing the new firmware.

Greetings from Germany,

alphap3nis :wink:


#7

Please do so…I cannot believe LG thinks the new firmware will satisfy us with the “so-needed” Vista Support added!!! How can they even speak of Vista support added to the firmware? :a
A DVD Drive is a generic device. This means that it is supported by any OS and doesn’t need special drivers or something like that! What’s the Vista support for then?


#8

I’m just glad that there’s an update at all, so that I can do some tweaking. Not having a fw file available was ohhh so annoying.


#9

What a waste, anyone knows that only Verbatim DL media is worth the money & time.


#10

I disagree. From my point of view, cmc isnt that bad; ricoh would probably do better if the drive manufacturers would optimise their firmwares for their special production method. [I]All[/I] verbatims i tried were defective.

And yes, ritek is surely not the first choice when it comes to double layer media :rolleyes: .

Beside this - if the drive would have worked as expected, i would never have tried a different brand but verbatim.

As mentioned, i doubt its a media related problem. Either the initial firmware is not well-engineered … or my drive is broken. The weekend will show.

Greetings from Germany,

alphap3nis :wink: