New official 2.1B firmware for NEC 3500

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#1

I found this new 2.1B firmware for our “old” NEC 3500
published on April 12th 2006 at:
http://www.de.nec.de/
http://www.de.nec.de/softwareoverview2.php/id/1333

Direct download link:
http://www.de.nec.de/software/2348_FW_ND-3500A_win21B.zip

The infos about the changelog are in bypacked Readme file


#2

thanks. i wonder if there will be any bitsetting patch or firmware tweaks from Liggy and Dee for this new release


#3

There is nothing [B]at the moment[/B]


#4

By the way, it’s [thread=175806]old news[/thread].


#5

I am sorry
I made [B]before posting [/B] a search with keyword “2.1B” on the forum and found nothing …


#6

Also, to be fair, the original post wasn’t all that “old,” as it was only posted a week ago, and with little fanfare.


#7

It’s old news anyway, regardless how you would bend it.


#8

One more there is. :smiley:


#9

No bitsetting though - 14.04.06:

                CD−R 	CD−RW  	DVD−R  	DVD−RW 	DVD+R  	DVD+RW  DVD+R DL
[B]2.TG[/B]
Strategies 	1.26 	1.24 	1.43 	1.36 	1.64 	1.37 	1.27
Bitsetting 	  	                        [B]Yes 	Yes [/B]	Yes
[B]2.1B[/B]
Strategies  	1.26  	1.24  	1.45  	1.37  	1.66  	1.37  	1.29
Bitsetting 	  	                         [B]No 	No[/B] 	Yes

Anyone got the scoop on the DVD+R strat diffrences between 1.64 and 1.66?


#10

No Bitsetting.
Just support for media that I don’t use.

I think I’ll stay with the modified version of [B]2.1A[/B] that supports bitsetting.


#11

I see the DVD+RW settings haven’t changed in this firmware version. I guess 2.1B won’t burn ritek008 8x+RW then, since 2TG doesn’t either?


#12

According to the documentation with the firmware from Liggy & Dee’s site, the [B]RPC1[/B] firmware should include the Riplock patch.

NEC ND-3500A 2.1B Firmware

Included files

README.TXT - This file
[B]21b_rpc1.bin - 2.1B Firmware including Riplock and RPC1 patch[/B]

Rip Lock removes the rip (reading) speed limitation,
(usually set to 2X) on a DVD Video with CSS encryption.

RPC1 removes region checks and commands.

There is a risk involved in flashing with experimental firmware,
so if you do not wish to assume this risk, please do not flash your drive!

This file was downloaded from http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com

This is not so as the image below indicates. It is clearly RPCI only and not Riplock Removed.



#13

NEC Dump hasn’t been updated for quite a while and doesn’t detect the way I apply the Riplock patch.


#14

I also had some funny answers trying to read the DVD Write Speeds with NecDump in the 2.1B firmware:


NecDump works for reading DVD-RW & DVD+RW in the 2.1B firmware
and works for reading [B]all formats [/B] in the former 2.1A firmware


#15

Thanks for the response Liggy.

Thanks for clearing that up for me, it is certainly appreciated.