I apologise if this question seems a bit nooby, but if you have seen in my other posts I have a Vistron DHR-5006 recorder. Cheap and no frills brand, of course, but do standalone recorders have a firmware which keeps it locked to that DVD burner?
The burner inside is a conventional is a trimmed IDE burner, produced sometime in 2007 (October, 2007, I believe…) something like you might see in a computer, so I had a theory.
I opened it up and and replaced the DVSKorea burner with an old Phillips I got from my old computer, and accidently electricuted myself in the process, silly me Anyway, so I plugged it back in and turned it on, and the standalone just kept saying loading… Loading, and this would go on for what seemed like an eternity. In the end, I gave up, and reinstalled the normal burner again, which of course, worked.
So I’m thinking, is the standalone just got the firmware enough to recognise that one burner? It should work if I got like for like, but when DVD recorders can be got for less than Â£30 is seems pointless to do so. Although I don’t need it, is there a software or firmware upgrade which breaks this proprietary to recognise other drives?