Ok, I’ve searched and searched for info and after it all, I am just a little confused. From what I have read, this drive seems to have many problems.
My Problem is that I have been using Ritek G04 media for a while now and have had near 100% success with mu Lite-on LDW-411S.
Now that I got my Dell 8400 with the Philips DVD8631 drive, I tried to burn a DVD and it works on the computer but not in my stand alone DVD Player… coasters!
I also noticed that the write speed will drom from 4x to 3x periodically (for 4x ritek G04) and from 8x to 6x (for Ritek G05) during the burn.
I assume that the current Philips firmware doesn’t support Ritek Media… Is this right? Is it just a firmware issue or will this drive never support Ritek G04/G05?
I have read about a BenQ conversion based on more firmware support but there isn’t too much info on how to do it and what are the consequences.
If I convert to BenQ firmware, will my drive be a BenQ??? Meaning, will I be able to use the BenQ standard flasher from then on? Or do I have to use all the little flash tools and .chk (spell?) files?
If I convert to a BenQ, will the BenQ support my Ritek G04/G05 Media?
Thanks, and sorry about all the questions.