Thanks again, BJKG.
Apparently from your above question you have not actually reviewed the Pioneer DVD Burner Forum Read First posting titled â€œPost new firmware and tool ANNOUNCEMENTS hereâ€ (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-210917) or you would not have asked that question.[/QUOTE]
Well, unfortunately youre wrong, because I have read and found and did my reasearch on the 1.24 update, and found out that its absent from the USA firmware section of the site, and only present on European and Japanese version of the site. I dont know if there are drives made differently on these countries and which one mine should be, but I know, from experience with my LG 4163 firmware updates, that versions not available on some country sites are because of a reason, and not because someone forgot to upload them. Therefore, I dont want to risk upgrading my already badly-upgraded DVR-112D to a non-fully supported upgrade.
[QUOTE=bjkg;2012990]Donâ€™t be fooled by a recognizable Brand Name. Unfortunately Sony Media is not noted to be stellar Media. The vast majority of Sony branded Media is not actually manufactured by Sony but is sub contracted to various manufactures. Many of these sub contractors are noted for manufacturing poor quality problematic Media. Since Sony Media is manufactured by various manufactures the quality of Sony Media varies from package to package. To obtain consistent quality error free results suggest only using known proven quality error free Media such as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim Media. [/QUOTE]
Im well aware of that, mostly because i have been reading this very forum for over 5 years so far, and i think i’ve learned my share. But, unfortunaltely, as you may not be aware of, there are people on this forum, including myself, that dont live in the beautiful United States or in any major european country, and therefore, we unfortunately, due to the very 3rd world nature of our countries, never have access to such stellar medias like TY, Verbatim, original Sonys, etc, etc. What we can put our hands on are, at the very best, 2nd or 3rd grade quality media. Yes, Sony has a wide variety of manufacturers, which i have taken the hard work of learning to identify, but belive it or not, Sony is the BEST quality media that we can get our hands upon in our poor country.
I have over 200 blank Sony DVDs here, because as I said, sometimes a good manufacturer batch comes along, and you have to take the oportunity. I have burned over 300 of these on my old reliable LG 4163B, and after testing many brands, found out the best results to be these Sony and the rare Verbatim.
I thank your for your great suggestion of using TY and Verbatim, and I would be very happy to work upon that way, only if I could get may hands on those.
On the Sony quality issue, I just would like to add that my recently purchased DVR-112D burned 10 of these 200 blank medias I have and gave me excellent results on the tests I performed on my LG 4163, and some other Lite On and Benq drives of friends. Right after I upgraded to the 1.22 firmware, all I got was crappy results on the 20 medias I burned and tested. Therefore, one with even an fairly impaired mind would conclude that the previous firmware version was keener on these Sony medias than the marvelous always-better new version.
[QUOTE=bjkg;2012990]Once again reverting back to an older out of date obsolete Firmware version is not going to improve the performance of your Pioneer DVR-112D. The best performance of your Pioneer DVR-112D is obtained by using the newest most current up to date Firmware version available. In your instance that is Pioneer DVR-112D version 1.24 Firmware.[/QUOTE]
Unfortunately, i have to respectfully disagree. On this very forum, in another section, if you do little research, youll find posts commenting that sometimes new firmwares dont improve support for older media types, and even sometimes, support CAN get worse, which I personally think is the case with my Sonys.
[QUOTE=bjkg;2012990]Concerning your Transfer Rate problem. For the Pioneer DVR-112D to function and operate correctly requires the use of an Ultra DMA (80-Conductor) IDE/ATA Cable (http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html) and operate in the Ultra DMA Mode 4 (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616).[/QUOTE]
Now, if someone could PLEASE answer me if firmware downgrade is possible, or it would damage the drive??? I dont want to make a test and risk ruining a 2 week burner.