My kid's older system has an _NEC DV-5800A 1.52 DVD Reader in it. It won't recognize anything but a pre-recorded (store bought) DVD. I found a Firmware update to 1.92 for it, but wasn't able to determine if this firmware update will allow their drive to read copied DVD's or even DVD's from my DVR (i.e. their TV Cartoons!)
I'm going to update it anyway, but does anybody know where to look to figure out if this update will fix them, or should I start looking for a more modern drive for them?