Pioneer BDR-209EBK firmware flash procedure and tests

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#1

Greetings!

I finally had some free time to test a little bit my new BluRay unit: Pioneer BDR-209EBK. I am going to post here how I updated the firmware and some quick tests.

Firmware update from v.1.20 to v.1.32:

  1. I downloaded the latest firmware from Pioneer’s website: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html . Look for BDR-209EBK_FW132EU.EXE (2.05 MB) updated Oct 9, 2015.

  2. Closing all programs I run the exe on Win7x64:

  3. Update complete:

  4. Restart computer and let Windows discover the drive again:

All seem to be ok now. Is time to burn some DVD’s to test the unit. I have a double layer Blu-Ray (50Gb) but right now no data to write on it, so, I will save it for later. I noticed that my Pioneer BDR-209EBK unit is recognized as PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M ATA Device.


#2

Burner: Pioneer BDR-209EBK
Media: DVD-R, 4.7Gb, single layer, rated 10X, brand: K-Classic - Kaufland, manufactured by: Ritek F1
Recorded at 6x with cdrtfe
Quality scan with Sony-Optiarc DVD RW AD-5240S


Fair quality at this speed.


#3

Burner: Pioneer BDR-209EBK
Media: DVD-R, 4.7Gb, single layer, rated 10X, brand: K-Classic - Kaufland, manufactured by: Ritek F1
Recorded at 8x with cdrtfe
Quality scan with Sony-Optiarc DVD RW AD-5240S


Much better quality at 8x.


Burner: Pioneer BDR-209EBK
Media: DVD-R, 4.7Gb, single layer, rated 10X, brand: K-Classic - Kaufland, manufactured by: Ritek F1
Recorded at 10x with cdrtfe
Quality scan with Sony-Optiarc DVD RW AD-5240S


Even better at 10x. Looks like this Pioneer unit writes progressively better as the speed increase. Weird. I will try 16x next.


Burner: Pioneer BDR-209EBK
Media: DVD-R, 4.7Gb, single layer, rated 10X, brand: K-Classic - Kaufland, manufactured by: Ritek F1
Recorded at 16x with cdrtfe
Quality scan with Sony-Optiarc DVD RW AD-5240S


Not much difference in quality between 10x and 16x speed. 10x looks a little better though, but the writing quality is awesome.