I picked up the DRW-5S163 at Office Max due to the insane price of $25 after rebates. [Yes, I know - we all HATE rebates!]
I had read here that you can update it to YS0V Lite On firmware with no problems [other than voiding your warranty]. However, I first chose to go to the digital max website where I found YSG5 firmware for this drive.
Is there any way to know if YSG5 and YS0V are in fact the SAME firmware or not?
I obtained the following info from OmniPatcher:
YSG5 - 11/08/2005 19:55
YS0V - 11/29/2005 19:33
Is there any way to compare these more directly. I realize comparing them with a binary compare util would be kinda pointless since there will be various differences due to the DRW-5S163 vs SOHW-1635S etc.
Thanks in advance,
P.S. On a side note - even though the -Rs burn a bit further “out” the disc than on other players my Toshiba SD-2800 seems to play it perfectly fine. Any idea if this will be “fixed” in a later firmware?