Pioneer BDR-S09XLT FW 1.34 vs. 1.50


#1

In March 2018, Pioneer released firmware 1.50 for BDR-S09XLT. One point on the change log is: Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R TL(2x 4x 6x : MCM).
I burned 2 VERBAT-IMk TL 100 GB discs, one with old firmware 1.34, one with new firmware 1.50.

Writer: Pioneer BDR-S09XLT FW 1.34
Media: 100 GB VERBAT-IMk (LG SAC35514001 = Mitsubishi Kagaku Media BD-R TL 4X 100GB Disc, Enterprise Grade for Archive, made in Japan)
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0 @ 2x (without hardware defect management, couldn’t be activated)
Scanner: LG WH16NS48 FW 1.D3 (@4X)

Writer: Pioneer BDR-S09XLT FW 1.50
Media: 100 GB VERBAT-IMk (LG SAC35514001 = Mitsubishi Kagaku Media BD-R TL 4X 100GB Disc, Enterprise Grade for Archive, made in Japan)
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0 @ 2x (without hardware defect management, couldn’t be activated)
Scanner: LG WH16NS48 FW 1.D3 (@4X)

Both firmware produce bad burns compared to LG WH16NS48!

Writer: LG WH16NS48 FW 1.D3
Media: 100 GB VERBAT-IMk (LG SAC35514001 = Mitsubishi Kagaku Media BD-R TL 4X 100GB Disc, Enterprise Grade for Archive, made in Japan)
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0 @ 2x (with hardware defect management)
Scanner: LG WH16NS48 FW 1.D3 (@4X)


#2

Don´t have 100GB-BD-Rs, but this is disappointing. With SL-media my BH16NS55/WH16NS58 is with most media more worse than my Pioneers