NEC 3500 -dl capability

vbimport

#1

hi i’m new to this forum, this is like my second post, so i am sorry if this has been asked before.

btw i recently flashed liggy’s se 2.18 firmware, and i’m very grateful for it, so thank you. :slight_smile:

apparently the nec 3520 is soon to support - dual layer burning. i am aware that the hardware is different in the 3520, but hear me out.

if there was a firmware hack for the 2500 (i think it was the 2500 anyways) to make it dual layer, and the 3500 supports - discs, then would it not be ever possible to write a firmware that can turn the 3500’s - capability, into a -dl capability? the 3500 supports dual layer anyway, and it supports -, so could the two be merged to make - dual layer?

now i don’t know much about burners, and i am just asking, so try to keep flaming down to a minimum.


#2

Welcome to the Forum and nice nic:
Well don’t know if anyone wants to mess with it but there’s no media out to test AFAIK to even see if it works.


#3

thanks.

ok but technically speaking is it possible? -dl isn’t really an issue with booktyping, as + can just be used, but when -dl is released, and its cost becomes fairly cheap, can you see it maybe happening, or will the 3500 be a dead drive by then?


#4

Most likely 3500 and dvd’s will be a dead issue, before this media becomes cheap. Think of superfloppies. The companies are now pushing either hd-dvd or bluray. Or maybe flash memory.