HP DVD400 now +/-



I saw the HP DVD 400 8X burner at Walmart the other day, they upgraded it to a +/- now. $135. Anyone try one of these? I kinda like to get it as I have an HP PC and it’d look a lot nicer with the same front on the drives. I wonder who makes em?


I have an HP 400i 8x burner (it registers as a 400c in Windows and Alcohol 120%). It works just fine for me burning 4x. Haven’t tried the 8x cause the media’s a little pricey and only for +R. Apparently, this is the same box as the BenQ DW800A/Philips DVDR824P. See this thread:
BenQ is offering a $10 flash upgrade to the DW800A to give it the -R/RW capability. Obviously, you must buy a new HP to get the -R/RW. Maybe some of the guys at www.firmware-flash.com will try flashing the old 400i with the new 400i firmware to see if it will upgrade.




does this drive support bitsetting?

thank you



Yes all HP drives support bitsetting.


thanks for the information,

how do i use the bitsetting features? where is the software? like Benq i can use Book Type management, how about HP? i am getting OEM drive so no software are being provided

and mind to tell me the - writing capability is it 2.4x? or 4x? how do i upgrade it?

thank you



Hi, maybe you saw the DVD420 model? which is NEC 8x8 OEM.