Iodata has released his fw version for the LG4163Can anyone with an iodata drive (and it's serial number) downloadthis file and look at it
maybe iodata included pio/pif error return in this firmware//...??
Noone has this rebadge?
4160B = DVR-ABH16W4163B = DVR-ABH16A - it has not yet firmware...
416?B = DVR-ABM16A - it records DVD-R9 4x !
You are right...I was really sure to took a look at the right product page...my mistake sorry
DVR-ABM16A its like a 4163 + -R9 x4...interesting...intersting...
It's unfortunate it's not 8x, but just 4x.
I mean DL writing speed. At least Philips is preparing for the launch of 8x DVD+R DL.
the DVR-ABM16A is not LG-4163 its panasonic SW-9585if you check the site thoroughly it does say the drive is MATSUSHITA which is panasonicalso the DVR-ABN16A is NECand the DVR-ABP16ABK is Pioneerso H is hitachi M is matsushita N is NECand P is Pioneer
newegg now has the panasonic drive for $60.99http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=5&manufactory=1009&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1
US$60.99 for SW-9585 seems like a good price. Though cartridge for DVD-RAM is not allowed and 16x DVD writing quality seems very questionable.