Pioneer 208-series firmware questions (BDR-208EBK)


#1

Is it possible to update the BDR-208EBK with the 1.52 firmware released for the BDR-209EBK (the version that supports Sony BDXL QL discs)?

Why don’t Pioneer allow firmware downgrades after installing firmware 1.50, and is there any reason to use an older firmware?


#2
  1. No, it´s different Hardware

  2. Not quiet sure, but most manufacturer don´t allow downgrades.


#3

Thanks. Anyone know if there’s a way to make the BDR-208EBK region-free? It’s on firmware 1.10


#4

If you can not get a firmware that is region free you have to do it with software, like redfox AnyDVD HD could be of help here.

It depends on what you want to do, I gave up on region free hardware a long time ago and instead opted for a external region free BluRay player that I hooked up to my computer monitor. It will work every time you want to play something, where the AnyDVD HD solution is not problem free.