This DVD burner was salvaged from a PVR, nero reports it will only r/w -R/-RW. I can’t find any info on this drive, Pioneer doesn’t list this model on their sight, it has f/w 1.31, i’m hoping it can be upgraded somewhat with flash, any info will be greatly appriciaterd.
Please use DVRFlash in verbose mode to see lots of information about the drive.
You could just use this command “DVRFlash -v”
dvrflash returns :
Device : F:
Vendor : PIONEER
Model : DVD-RW DVR-77H
Revision : 1.31
i’d like to know if this drive’s hardware is the same as another model, certainly it must be, i doubt they built this drive to only be installed in PVR’s ? It works ok in my pc, except it only reads and writes to -R, at 4x, only.
OK, now use “DVRFlash -v F:” to see more useful information, like what is shown for my DVR-107XL
Drive Information: Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D Firmware Rev. - 1.18 Firmware Date - 04/07/01 Manufacturer - PIONEER Drive is in normal mode. Additional Drive Information: Serial number - DCDC######WL Interface type - ATA DVR generation - 0007 Kernel type - PIO_ADV Normal type - PIO_ADV Kernel version - 0002
thanks for your patience, the results are:
Drive Information: Description - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-77H Firmware Rev. - 1.31 Firmware Date - 03/02/28 Manufacturer - PIONEER Drive is in normal mode. Additional Drive Information: Serial number - CHT000000JP Interface type - REC DVR generation - 0004 Kernel type - RECORDER Normal type - RECORDER Kernel version - 0005 The PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-77H is not supported by this utility - Aborting