Medion DVD recorder at ALDI in Germany

Aldi is offering a Medion DVD recorder at least in Germany for 109€ witch looks like a rebagged Pioneer DVR-106 drive.

I remember, that they offered a similar drive some month ago for 199€. Has anybody here experiences with this drive? Is it really a rebagged Pioneer 106?

And if yes, is it possible to flash it with the v1.07 RPC-1 and 12x ripping firmware from NIL’s Pioneer Region Free site at rpc1.org?

Thanks for helping!!!

gecko

Found a picture at the ALDI homepage of this drive:


I know that the latest Medion PC’s indeed use a 106 from Pioneer as DVDRW drive, so chances are great this is indeed a rebadged Pioneer. I’m not to sure about this though. But… if you want to get a 106, you’ll find it for about equal prices in computer stores (just in case you want to be safe etc)…

Originally posted by gecko-hh
[B]Aldi is offering a Medion DVD recorder at least in Germany for -----

gecko [/B]
Would never ever buy once more ANY medion parts, like notebooks or DVD/CD-ROMS and Burners.

  1. Incredible bad support with new firmware ugrades and drivers.
  2. Their technicians are partly ‘remodding’ roms etc. with their own strings --> so any ‘original’ update can result in /dev/null
  3. The price/performance ratio is steadily going down at medion - you will find the same yet with the original brands.

>BUMP<

Adding see:

PIONEER GERMANY offical states

DVR-A06, DVR-106
R6FW107.EXE Firmware Upgrade Ver. 1.07 (STAND 18.09.2003)
VORSICHT!: Nach Durchführung des Updates ist es nicht mehr möglich einen frühere Firmware-Version wieder herzustellen. Dieses Update ist nicht für DVD-Brenner geeignet, die in PCs von Medion/Aldi eingebaut wurden. Bitte wenden Sie sich an den Support von Medion

DVR-A05, DVR-105
R5ta130.exe Firmware Update Ver. 1.30
VORSICHT: Nach Durchführung des Updates ist es nicht mehr möglich einen frühere Firmware-Version wieder herzustellen. Dieses Update ist nicht für DVD-Brenner geeignet, die in PCs von Medion/Aldi eingebaut wurden. Bitte wenden Sie sich an den Support von Medion