moderator note: initial posts were split off [COLOR=“Navy”]from this thread.
After a number of members have proven, trying to crossflash a DVR-216 to DVR-217 firmware does not kill the drive, but while running x17 firmware, you are unable to actually use the optical drive for its intended purpose. So,without a doubt this is a failure, and not recommended; it will likely be a waste of your time, and has risks that potentially outweigh the benefits.
This thread will only be left here as documentation purposes, should anyone in the future want to attempt the same and ask “will it work?”.[/COLOR]
Installed and working perfect on old pioneer 216L, BYE