Help Dont Know What The DVD Burner Is. HP Pavilion a708uk

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#1

Hi ,I have a fairly new HP pavilion from Comet with XP Home installed. . As I preferred Win XP Pro , I wiped the HP version and all its associated utils and installed XP Pro. The dvd writer comes up as a Philips when using Clone DVD 2 and an LG on other progs. Cant find any related firmware to install , the model is GWA 4083B. and is made by LG-Hitachi. Been having probs with dvd’s sometimes not running in the standalone player, and think it may need the firmware. I have a Goodmans DVD recorder with a built in tuner which I replaced my VCR with and everything plays first time in it, but not in the standalone player which is also an LG. Any help would be appreciated. I am using budget discs and wonder whether this could be part of the problem. Any advice would be appreciated.


#2

I was down at Future Shop here in Vancouver ( Canada, of course ) and had a look at
some of these new HP machines. I opened the tray on these optical drives, and it sure looks
like the familiar LG-ish belt-pulley tray mechanism. Yet, the bezel does not look like anything
produced by LG or Hitachi for that matter. These are probably the restricted/limited LG drives
designed to use only +R/RW media. So, I would assume these are the TRUE OEM LG drives
that LG warns in their firmware update instructions NOT to flash their firmware to.

I would think you probably need to change the booktype on those disks in order to play
on older stand-alone players, and better yet, use quality media. LG likes only quality media.
like Maxell and Fuji branded Richoh and TaiyoYuden, or MCC.


#3

LG also supports some Taiwan and South Korean media, just not as importantly as Japan-made media. It’s just safe to go with the best types of media regardless of drives. Even with Lite-On and BenQ, that’s true.


#4

Thanks for your advice peeps .It does seem to be a special but I dont want anymore coaster… Have to try it with some decent blanks as you suggest . Dont know how much they cost in Canada but I get mine from here.
http://www.ukdvdr.co.uk/