I also recently purchased dvr-108 from Newegg and been playing with it after RMA'ed NEC3500A.
Here are a few things I found and questions:
- The differeces between, 108 & A08 ...
Sounds like the only differences other than the stuff in the box is the faceplate and the chasis. So in theory, A08 firmware should work in 108 to yield better (quieter) reading performance.
Has anyone tried it?
"...Apart from the cosmetic differences and Honeycomb Chassis for reduced drive resonance the retail version DVRA08XL also contains blank high speed media 8x DVD-R & 4x DVD-RW in the carton and additional software bundle as listed above. The DVRA08XL also includes Performance adjusting firmware, which allows for quiet playback of commercial DVD video..."
2. Still can't figure out how different DVR-108xXL is from 108 & A08 (or A08XL). Anybody????? Does XL stand for the honeycomb chasis????
3. Problems with burning Dual-Layer DVD on Verbatim DL DVD media (2.4x).
I made a copy of my car's Navigation Map DVD using Nero 126.96.36.199 with NEC3500A at 4x speed and it worked flawlessly.
But when I used Nero 188.8.131.52 with DVR-108 (fw 1.14) at 4x speed, the burn process also complete successfully but the copy does not work 100% (i.e. some features like chaing the region or entering destination address does not work & hangs). I alreayd made 2 costly coasters at $10 each for DL media.
I'm not sure, if it's Nero, 108, or something else.... BTW, there is this one file which is over 2GB. I dont' think that can be an issue since Nero created a .nrg image file not .ISO.
Any feedback/comment will be appreciated.