I checked the Dutch web-site of Pioneer, but there aren't any release notes of what they changed in this firmware.
Used to do my movies with:
- DVD Decrypter 188.8.131.52
- DVD2One 1.2.3
- Nero 184.108.40.206
Had never any problem.
Now I use:
Workes flawless !
I also use 2 separate stripings 1 hardware (80 GB) and 1 Software (80 GB) done with XP Pro.
Decrypt with DVD Decrypter 220.127.116.11. to sofware striping and use also this software striping to read from with DVD2One.
The hardware striping is for output from DVD2One and when I use Nero to burn from.
Now I use AnyDVD and Copy2DVD and only use the hardware striping.
Use Princo 1-4 speed - DVD'r and my settop player is a Sony NS-DVP705V.
But, I must say this, 'anything I throw' at the Sony it plays.
It was a exspensiv player when I bought it, but never regretted the day I bought it and has a good quality output.
Have always used Princo, 1x, 2x and now 4x and beside a very, very ocasionally dropout, they work every time and I never had to change to output from DVD2One to 4400 ( always leave it default).
But did something else to about the hardware setup.
During decrypting, compressing and writing a lot of strain is put on the HD's and the whole process will take at least (with 4x speed writer) 40-50 mins.
Nocticed that the HD's became quit hot and I even destroyed 3 of them.
So, bought a Antec Tower Server Casing and a Antec 450 watt power supply.
Re-build the whole system, with one big diffrence.
This casing has 6 8x8 coolers:
- 2 Blow air directly over the hd's at the front
- 1 Takes in air (front bottom) and blow's it in the casing
- 1 At the side to cool ATI Raeon 9700 PRO
- 2 At the back to take out the hot air.
Then there are 2 fans also in the Power supply.
And no, it doesn't make much noise, cause the RPM of all fans are controlled by the Mainboard (even the ones in Power Supply) = Gigabyte 7VAXP-Ultra.
Constructed internally with tire-wraps to put IDE cables etc. as most to the side as possible so they won't disturb the airflow.
Have this setup running for 8 months now without any problems !
To wrap this up, I don't think only the settop player, software or hardware as stand alone will make this work.
Think that the whole setup (as I described above) makes it such a succes for me.
Give everyone my best regards,