Just bought a plain pioneer dvr-108 oem

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#1

i haven’t tried to burn it with a dvd media yet and should i update the firmware to the newest one? My firmware right now is v1.17 i never update firmware before and i’m afraid something bad might happen. i did however copy a cd-r which was good.oh and the firmware from gradius where you have modifie your 108 to 108dx is it any good at all?. or should stick with the firmware i have now.


#2

Read a bit around to get more info about firmwares and your drive.
Then you could decide to stay with the current fw, update to an newer offical or a patched one.


#3

is it worth hacking the 108 to 108dx? and my drive was manufactured november 2004


#4

You mean patching… Only if yu need Bitsetting for SL media you would need the Piodata fw.


#5

what’s bitsetting can you explain me what’s that


#6

Bitsetting changes the media type of Single Layer +R media to DVD-ROM, therefore, the majority of standalone DVD players will be able to read the burned discs.


#7

It changes the booktype. You can’t change the media type. It is an attempt to increase compatibilty with devices that don’t know what +R is.


#8

and from my experience with my 3 old set-top dvd players, burning a movie to a bitset DVD+r or DVD+rw has a greater chance of being played than burning it to a DVD-r or DVD-rw. Two of my old dvd players wont read -r burnt dvds, but will read +r providing I bitset them. I cannot understand why Nil’s 114 firmware hasn’t been modified for bitsetting?! Would be the perfect firmware mod.

Cheers

Haps


#9

Is that an advantage? if i change my 108 to 108dx.


#10

That’s what I meant, based on the posters questions, I felt a simple meda type instead of booktype would make more sense.