Well, first of all, the "feature" is NOT what I'm angry about. OK, fine, the drive won't support error scanning, but that's NOT the case!!! They made the firmware, the drive scans THE SAME as the other NEC models, and they CHOSE to never release it. That's what I'm amd about. It would be one thing IF the firmware didn't exist, or didn't work right, but it WORKS GREAT, and does exist! Seen as how the 3500 is OUT OF PRODUCTION, it has no competition. IF the scans showed inferior burns, they would have NOTHING to lose by this, because people would want a new drive. It would encourage people to buy a new DVD burner. I think it would CONFIRM the 3500a is an EXCELLENT burner, and they don't want the new drives to look bad!!! So, they keep the firmware under wraps, and HOSE all the 3500 owners. Again, what really P!$$3$ ME OFF is the fact they released ANOTHER firmware AFTER the scanning firmware was CONFIRMED to exist!!!!
I would be happy to put this to rest IF there was a GOOD REASON to not release the firmware (other than what I've stated above). All they'd have to do is either release the firmware, or give a GOOD reason to keep it under wraps, and I'd stop this. :rolleyes:
As for my opinion of the type of person you are, you seem to want the scanning firmware, you don't like the fact that you don't have it, but you GAVE UP! What kind of a conclusion do you expect from that??? Certainly not BAD. You just swallow all the BS that's floating around about WHY it wasn't released. It certainly doesn't make me think ANYTHING bad of you WHATSOEVER!
I'm just giving NEC a hard time for beeing a typical greedy sheister coorporation!!! They deserve it, and if I rip on them enough, maybe they'll be SHAMED into releasing the firmware. :flower:
PI/PIF scanning isn't really that important to me anymore either, I've got a new DVD-ROM that will scan @ 4x with Kprobe, and give reasonable, but not completely accurate results. I know the 3500a is a GREAT burner, it's just there's a feature it could have, but DOESN'T because of GREED. That's why I'm P!$$3D, and that's why I won't let it go!!! I just wish every time this got started the thread wouldn't get closed so people could actually VOICE their opinions of this. NEC might see that people are annoyed, and other people might see that NEC has made a lot of people angry, and NEC MIGHT just do the right thing and put it to rest once and for all!!! So, until the 3500a is dead, and buried in the landfill (it should be a long time because this one is still going strong, and I have a spare), I will continue to post something of my feelings about the subject every time a new thread turns up!!! :iagree: :a :a :a