There seems to be much debate over the relative merits of firmware versions for DVD burners. I have a Liteon 811s, and no one can seem to come to any consensus as to which is the best firmware to have.
Wouldn’t the most recent firmware version be the best? It seems to me that the only reason to develop a new version would be to add to or enhance a previous version.
I guess my question arises out of the fact that I have had a rash of bad burns recently, and in trying to locate the source of the problem, I have adjusted firmware types on my drive. I’m trying to find a good media/firmware combo that works well; like I said, I would have thought that the latest firmware would be the greatest.
As an example, some forum members post messages about how some older firmwares handled dvd-r well, but now the current version does not. Maybe I am misunderstanding the function of the firmware, but it doesn’t make sense that a newer firmware would actually DECREASE the performance of the drive under certain circumstances. I could see how an update might not have all the bugs worked out in handling a newer type of media. Certainly, firmware developers wouldn’t “reinvent the wheel” when it comes to handling well-established media types? Am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance for your help!