Good news! unlimited ripping and burning speed for pioneer dvr-107/a07

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#1

Hi everybody, you should try this new firmware for your Pioneer DVR-107/A07 writer. It has been patched by NIL and allows 12X rip speed for all your DVD-Videos!!!:slight_smile:
All your DVD-R media (not +R!!!) can be written at 8X speed now but it is not adviced to burn your 1-2X speed media at 8X. You may damage your drive or media. You’ve been warned that applying the modified firmware voids the waranty of your drive!!!

Firmwares on Flashman’s site http://flashman.rpc-1.com

Original firmware: v 1.05
http://flashman.rpc-1.com/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-107D/OFFICIAL/Pioneer_DVR-107D_Firmware_v.1.05.zip

Modified firmware: v1.05
http://flashman.rpc-1.com/Firmware/PIONEER/DVR-107D/Patched/DVR-107Dv1.05_RPC-1+12xRip+8xDVD-R_WINDOWS_XP.zip <— Do read carefully the instructions in the readme file before applying the firmware!

Media compatibility: Always update your burning softwares to the latest version so as to prevent incompatibilities with your medias. Nero is in its 6.3.0.3 version.

Please, post your tests here and i’ll try to update this thread as often as possible. Give your media code if possible.

With the official firmware rev 1.05, the only media that are allowed by Pioneer to be written at 6x and 8x are:

–> TTG01 (TDK Generation 1)
–> SONY08D1 (Sony 8x Generation 1)
–> TYG02 (Taiyo Yuden Generation 2)
–> FUJIFILM03 (Fuji Generation 3)
–> TTG02 (TDK Generation 2)
–> MXL RG03 (Maxel Generation 3)

4x DVD-R

Good burns at 8X with:

MCC01RG20
TYG01
INFOSMART01
AN32

Good burns at 6X with:

LONGTEN01

Mixed results at 8X with:

AN31: Depends on the quality of your batch
PRINCO: Depends on the quality of your batch. From coaster to ok
RITEKG04: Some batches fails, but most seems ok

Coasters at 8X with:

CMC.MAG.AF1: Last 30% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
LEADDATA01: Last 10% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
MXL RG02: Last 30% is unreadable at 8x
MCI4XG01: Fails to start writing
VANGUARD: Fails while writing
VDSPMSAB01: Fails while writing
VDSPSAB01: Fails while writing
dvsn: Fails to start writing
OPTODISCK001: The part that is written at 8x is unreadable
GSC001: The last 5% is unreadable
Disc with no ID: The last 40% is unreadable
VDSPMSAB01: Fails shortly after the shift to 8x with the error message “Write error”.

For some media that can’t be burnt at 8X, try to lower the write speed to 6X. That should be OK.

AND A SPECIAL THANKS FOR OC-Freak FOR ALL HIS TESTS


#2

LOL

I won’t expect good results with anything else than TY and maybe also mitsubishi 4x discs at 8x though.

Ritek and Princo discs for sure ands up as coasters (yes tried it).


#3

so this is not an official firmware !! ?? :confused:

Anyone tried to flash it under windows 2000 ?.

Bag


#4

Some great tests with the hacked firmware: http://www.cd-dvds.net/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=109

A link to some very good flashing instructions is at the top too.


#5

How about 8xALL on DVD+R ?,
is that not possible or does nobody need/find this function?
I still can`t make my mind what 8x ± drive to buy. I wish fast recording. So far I had theNuTech DDW081.


#6

Originally posted by wattothx
How about 8xALL on DVD+R ?,
is that not possible or does nobody need/find this function?
I still can`t make my mind what 8x ± drive to buy. I wish fast recording. So far I had theNuTech DDW081.

What’s 8xALL?


#7

8x4ALL / 8xALL = the possibility to choose 8x writespeed for all media - regardless of what speed they are certified for.

>NIL over at rpc1.org is looking into adding this for DVD+R as well but he needs time and he was not sure if he would be able to do it wither.

>NIL already added support for writing all DVD-R discs at 8x to this hacked firmware.


#8

I flashed to this firmware before even testing the drive and it writes ritek GO4’s at 8x no probs.
There is a noticeable band where it starts at 6x(this will no doubt occur with ALL media given the way the pioneer writes) then 8x kicks in.
Reads back fine and plays great.
If you burn at 6x there is no band(as the whole disc is written at 6x) again playback is good).
Best writer for the money going around especially with this firmware.
As always most are not grateful either moaning no 8x4all with + media or wanting 4x with -rw’s(how much is a blank disc nowadays!!).
Without these firmware patches pioneers would be dead in the water due to the restrictions pioneer place in the firmware,it must be the only 8x writer that doesn’t write 4x ricoh +media at 8x.

I’d be wary trying the really cheap media at 8x but some reports say it does then fine especially princo,I’ll stick with riteks.
I have 8x minus media to test so I cannot confirm if the band where it writes 6x is noticeable on 8x rated media but I would assume it is.
Big thumbs up from me anyway for this firmware:iagree:


#9

flashed mine last night. I’ve been burning at 8x all morning with riteks 4x and i can’t see a band at all where it changes from 6x to 8x all round it’s spot on.The play back quality hasn’t been affected either.


#10

hope someone can test red datawrite 4x dvd-r at 6x and 8x for datawrite version 1 and 2 discs, i would upgrade to pioneer 107 from 106 if the writer could do these discs at 8x!


#11

I have heard datawrite yellow does but i don’t know about the red one’s.I went from a 106 to a 107 it burns at 8x with ritek why not use them as they are cheap enough just make sure they have the 04 dye


#12

datawrite red 4x version 2 are just 60p, cant afford expensive disks !


#13

There a prob a good few different batches of GO4’S maybe mine are a bit weaker so it shows the band.It’s in the same place on every disc and would be where the 8x kicks in from 6x.
They read back great I’ve hit almost 10x reading back and they play in everything I have tried them in.
If I burn at 6x there is no band (clearly because there is no step in in write speed).
Well delighted with both the drive and firmware.
I’ll try a couple of different GO4 brands(riteks own purple discs,ridata etc).I am using ritek printables at the moment.


#14

Played around with this 8x writing and here are my results.

Sorted by Media code and not by brand (all is 4x DVD-R):

MCC01RG20: 8x OK!
TYG01: 8x OK!
PRINCO: Depends on the quality of your batch. From coaster to ok at 8x
RITEKG04: 8X OK! (some batches fails, but most seems ok)
CMC.MAG.AF1: Last 30% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
LEADDATA01: Last 10% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
INFOSMART01: 8X OK!
MXL RG02: Last 30% is unreadable at 8x
AN31: 8X OK! (depends on the quality of your batch)
AN32: 8X OK!
MCI4XG01: Fails to start writing
VANGUARD: Fails while writing
VDSPMSAB01: Fails while writing
VDSPSAB01: Fails while writing
dvsn: Fails to start writing
OPTODISCK001: The part that is written at 8x is unreadable
GSC001: The last 5% is unreadable
Disc with no ID: The last 40% is unreadable

That is all for now.


#15

Originally posted by OC-Freak
[B]Played around with this 8x writing and here are my results.

Sorted by Media code and not by brand (all is 4x DVD-R):

MCC01RG20: 8x OK!
TYG01: 8x OK!
PRINCO: Depends on the quality of your batch. From coaster to ok at 8x
RITEKG04: 8X OK! (some batches fails, but most seems ok)
CMC.MAG.AF1: Last 30% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
LEADDATA01: Last 10% of the disc is unreadable at 8x
INFOSMART01: 8X OK!
MXL RG02: Last 30% is unreadable at 8x
AN31: 8X OK! (depends on the quality of your batch)
AN32: 8X OK!
MCI4XG01: Fails to start writing
VANGUARD: Fails while writing
VDSPMSAB01: Fails while writing
VDSPSAB01: Fails while writing
dvsn: Fails to start writing
OPTODISCK001: The part that is written at 8x is unreadable
GSC001: The last 5% is unreadable
Disc with no ID: The last 40% is unreadable

That is all for now. [/B]

so far the moral of the story is buy the proper 8x discs’s or try them @ 6x

@oc
do any of the discs you have tested & have failed to write, burn at 6x ?
princo for me seems to write better @ 6x


#16

So far only tried 8x.
Strange thing for me is that Princo have most errors at the area written at 6x… in other words the opposite of you…

Shows how much the princo varies in DYE quality / structure.


#17

Originally posted by ukred11
[B]so far the moral of the story is buy the proper 8x discs’s or try them @ 6x

@oc
do any of the discs you have tested & have failed to write, burn at 6x ?
princo for me seems to write better @ 6x [/B]


#18

How can i upgrade my old Pioneer 106 to pioneer 107? is there any patch or firmware to upgrade the drive? please let me know…thanks


#19

Originally posted by dipu
How can i upgrade my old Pioneer 106 to pioneer 107? is there any patch or firmware to upgrade the drive? please let me know…thanks

That is impossible as the hardware is different


#20

I was sent some media sameples by www.3a.net

The DVD-R 4x work perfectly at 8x on the Pioneer 107 with the modified firmware. The burns went smoothly, show no errors across the surfaces on many different readers/burners and played fine in all players tested.

Mid code is:

00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 EA 0B 14 .l…@…R…
00000010 76 78 80 00 03 56 44 53 50 4D 53 00 04 41 42 20 vx…VDSPMS…AB
00000020 30 31 00 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 06 0B 10 11 01…

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