HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B Firmware/ LG-service

Why only LG-service US is providing the firmware version 1.03? Is it safe to update my drive which is purchased in Europe? Are the internals exactly the same?

even european lg sites post firmware updates

visiteuropean : united kingdom site and from there , click device driver .

hmm, could not find 1.03 in uk website. us website times out, latvian website is in russian. gee, does lg really sucks so much ?