I know the HP 420i is a rebadged NEC ND2500A. This makes me very happy as I know the 2500A is an awesome drive. I ordered the 420i from Best Buy today since I saw lots of reports from people using hacked firmwares based on the HP Firmware. My question is simple one I hope.
Can the HP DVD420i be flashed with NEC official firmware or the hacked firmware if I choose to do so? I probably won't as long as it has the same wonderful media support the 2500A has but I figured I'd ask in advance. To flash the drive do you use the same tools you use for the actual NEC ND2500A?
Had to add another question. I understand the HP Firmware certainly supports the DVD-ROM booktype setting which is awesome. Does it automatically make DVD+R's read as DVD-Rom's or would I still need to use something like DVD Info Pro to make the change?
Thanks for all of your input. I appreciate it.