NEC 2500A Questions

I am completely new to the DVD burning/backup scene and would like to backup some movies and ps2/xbox games. Because of this, I recently bought a NEC 2500A OEM and have been reading up on how to go about burning dvd’s. I have some newbie questions:

  1. I have read bits and pieces about backing up ps2/xbox games and playing them in their respected consoles without the need of a modchip through “bitsetting” from the latest herrie firmware update. Is this possible and if so, how do I go about doing this?

  2. I understand that there are many firmware updates to this drive and was wondering which one is the best in terms of performance upgrades and stability?

  3. What dvd-r media is the best to use with this drive? I have heard mixed opinions on ritek g04, princo, and prodisc.

Thanks in advance for anyhelp :slight_smile:

  1. As far as I know, you need a modchip to play backup games even if they are bitset to DVD-ROM.
  2. If you’re not worried about DL burning yet, go with Herries’ 107v2b4
  3. ProdiscS03 should work the best out of your media choices there.