Nec 3500ag

Greetings,

Just a few questions. Have a nec3500ag installed been using it for two years now, making backups and home videos. Use shrink, dvddecrypt, dvdfab…no problems.

I’ve never been concerned about the blank media dvd’s i buy, I buy whatever from vvalmart. Bought dvd-r and they don’t work. Says illegal dvd or something. Anyone know what’s up with that? A buddy of mine told me to update the firmware, is this true, i found the updates on the nec site, but have never updated firmware before. I heard I could mess my burner up.

Any help would be appreciated. Great site, I’ve been lurking for years.

thanks,
PilgrimsPride

Just to clarify, the “illegal dvd” is the blank, not the movie that I purchased. It’s the software calling the blank an illegal dvd. Don’t want any trouble here.

It may be necessary to update the firmware-so it sees more media. You do not say what media your using. You can use nero speed or dvd identifier to see the media code. I would go to the nec site and download the latest firmware and update in safe mode with no disks in drive. good luck.

I’d suggest 2.1b from L&Gs website here .