Okay, first and foremost, THANK YOU for a phenomenal site. You have truly brought me from the rank of clueless to, wellâ€¦something slightly better than clueless. Your efforts are not unappreciated.
Hereâ€™s my question. I have a DW-D22A. Itâ€™s about 2 years old and has been very temperamental…to the point that I would give up burning for months at a time. Fast forward to last week. After reading this site for hours on end, I determined that it would be in my best interest to flash my DW-D22A to a DRU-710A. I did this successfully by downloading the BYX4 firmware (Iâ€™m pretty sure I originally had BS02 FW). The flash immediately improved the drive. I know this as it will now read original movie DVDâ€™s which, in the past, it would simply not recognize.
Just beneath the BYX4 FW I downloaded, there is a patched version of BYX4 for â€œcrossflashing.â€ Iâ€™ve been trying to understand exactly what all this means so please tell me if Iâ€™ve got it straight:
My drive came out of the box as a SOHW-1633S. Flashing with the â€œstockâ€ BYX4 FW was essentially a normal upgrade because BYX4 is intended for the 1633S. However, IF my drive was a SHOW-1653S out of the box, then the patched BYX4 would have allowed this FW to, in a sense, be backward compatible since BYX4 was not intended for the 1653S (the patch makes the 1633S FW work on the 1653S).
Expanding on this, the CS0P FW will only work if the drive is a 1653S out of the box. But, the patched CS0P will work if the drive is a 1633S.
So, do I have it right? Am I finally starting to see the light?
I have a follow up question or 2, but Iâ€™ll stop here just incase Iâ€™ve got all of this wrong.
Thanks a lot!