Pioneer 109 - A09 firmware 1.17

Found a link to new firmware just released, not on the official page yet though, anyone want to try it?

DVR-109
DVR-A09

Ummmm…changelog:

 Support 16x writing on New 16x DVD-R Media 
 i16x writingFMitsubishi Chemical/Maxell) 
 i12x writingFBeALL)
 Support 16x writing on New 16x +R Media 
 i16x writingFMitsubishi Chemical/Maxell) 
 Support 8x writing on New 8x DVD-R Media 
 i8x writingFDaxon/Gigastorage) 
 DVD-R/RW/+RW Writability Improvement
 Error correction at the Packet Write on the CD-RW

someone said that compatibility with liteon drives is fixed too, haven’t tried yet tough

It is, at least with (my) 167. 8-D

Alas, my 109 drive with 1.17 still behaves the same, Liteon 167 says burnt disc is a blank CD-R !!!

oh…my 167T still cannot read the DVD-RW(pioneer 2X speed) burned by A09 with the 1.17 firmware, haven’t try other DVD-R disc

So whats the verdict? Are you guys with 1.17 still having to use RecordNow Max?

nothing, my liteon 163d doesn’t read the disc with this new version too

Huh, that’s kind of weird.

Have you tested the burned media in other drives too?

And the conclusion?

it works in other media as it worked before, it’s the liteon that has probs reading it

MCC004 can be burned at 16x CAV,
burn time: 05:54

What a burn! :bigsmile: :bow:

i think the AOPC/WOPC is just too aggressive so the burn time just not close to the magic 5:30 time…

mm improve time is need …but Quality is some how Very good!!!

i guys We need good Quality rather than speed!!

RITEK R04 (+R 16X) still at 4X
MCC01RG20 4X, MCC02RG20 8X (burning at 8/12 on the 3520).
Some more work to do!

The 8 speed discs I was using on the 107 and 108 are now recognized as 8 speed discs. I am having a friend try a movie on his Xbox as I know they didn’t work with Nero on the previous firmware.

Awesome burn!

From what I’ve seen so far this one is better or at least equal to those made with Plex716 and BENQ 1620…

based on media i have. here is the media/speed supported by 1.17
16x DVD+R

MCC004 16X
MAXELL003 16x
SONYD21 16x
CMCMAGM01 12x
PHIIPSC16 12x
PRODISCR04 4X
DAXONAZ3 4x
BeALL000PG0 4x
RITEKR04 4x
INFOMER30 4x

8x DVD+R

YUDENT02 12x
MCC003 12x
CMCMAGE01 12x
RICOHJPNR02 8x
MAXELL002 8x
PRODISCR03 8x
DAXONAZ2 4x

DL+9

MKM001 6x
RITEKD01 2.4x
PHILIPSCD1 2.4x
RICOHD00 2.4x

16x DVD-R

TTH02 16x
MXLRG04 16x
SONY16D1 16x
BeALLG16001 12x
PRODISCF02 4X
OPTODISCR016 4X

8x DVD-R

MXLRG03 12x
TYG02 12x
CMCMAGAE1 12x
SONY08D1 8x
MCC02RG20 8x
TTG02 8x
PRODISCF01 8x

4x DVD-R

TYG01 4x
RITEKG04 4x

Pioneer 109 doesn’t recognise Benq media

ie

8X DVD+R

DAXON AZ2 4X only!

That’s odd as the DVR-108 with firmware 1.18 will do them at 8x, I just verified on mine. The BenQ 1620 will overspeed those AZ2 discs to 16x.

You just cannot compare a 108 with a 109 -> NEW hardware.
:a