Today I flashed my ND-2500A into a ND-2510A using Liggy's (awesome) 2.19 firmware. I noticed the date on this firmware was November of 2006.
The flash went really smoothly, but it didn't solve the problem I'm having: I can't burn any disks using the 16x Imation DVD-R media that I bought (MBI 01RG40). (That media wasn't listed as being supported in the firmware... but I was hoping anyway.) I'm using Nero OEM 22.214.171.124 for burns.
Here's my question: will new firmware development continue for the ND-2510A? Should I shelve this batch of Imation disks until an updated firmware is released, and then hope that it will support this new MBI media code? Or is the 2500/2510 nearing the end of its useful life, and continued firmware development should not be expected?
Lastly, how is it decided which new media codes get included in firmware updates? Is this something that NEC does, or do the individual developers make their own additions?
Anyways, thanks for any info. Frankly, I've gotten so much mileage out of this burner, that I won't be too disappointed if it's time to put it out to stud. Also, I shouldn't have purchased these crappy Imation disks in the first place. But anyhow, thanks a lot to the whole unofficial firmware crowd for picking up the slack for NEC.