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#225

Pioneer BDR-209XJ(BK) Firmware 1.31 (Kernel GENERAL)

Change log:

  • Improvement of writing problem under the specified condition with DVD-RAM
  • Improvement of the operational stability

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209XJ/BDR-209M_FW131EU.EXE

Pioneer BDR-209BK Firmware 1.31 (Kernel ID81)

Change log:

  • Improvement of writing problem under the specified condition with DVD-RAM
  • Improvement of the operational stability

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209BK/BDR-209BK_FW131EU.EXE


#226

[B]cvs[/B], were any kernel firmwares for BDR-207 and BDR-209 drives publicly released?


#227

[QUOTE=blackened2687;2759605][B]cvs[/B], were any kernel firmwares for BDR-207 and BDR-209 drives publicly released?[/QUOTE]

No, I don’t think so :frowning:

There’s a GENERAL kernel available for BDR-208M but no kernels at all as far as I know for any BDR-207 or BDR-209 drives :frowning:


#228

OK - and the encryption format for these firmwares and kernels is also unknown (for the case if I’ll find commands to dump them from drive buffer). I’ll see what I can do… :slight_smile:


#229

New firmware 1.32 for x09-series:
http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html

Change log:
Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM


#230

Thanks Oinker :flower: Here are the full details and links for all models:

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09XLT / BDR-S09XLB[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID43)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-S09_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09J[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID43)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J_FW132EU.EXE

Note: Name aside, this firmware is identical to the one above.

[B]Pioneer BDR-209EBK / BDR-209UBK / (BDR-2209)[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID60)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209EBK_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209D[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID61)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209DBK_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09J-X[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID72)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J-X_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209JBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID58)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-209JBK_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209XJ(BK) [/B]Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel GENERAL)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209XJ/BDR-209M_FW132EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209BK[/B] Firmware [B]1.32[/B], Released: 09/10/2015 (Kernel ID81)

Change log:

  • Improvement of the recording quality with CD-R
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209BK/BDR-209BK_FW132EU.EXE

Note: The media list for all firmwares appears not to have changed compared to firmware 1.30/1.31.


#231

I can’t find the drive utility for the S09XLT anywhere, where should I be looking?

edit: sorry, thought the one above was the wrong one because the installer is in japanese :slight_smile:


#232

[B]Pioneer BDR-XU03J[/B] Firmware [B]1.03[/B], Released: 20/10/2015

Change log:

  • Improvement of disk setup operation.

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-XU03J_FW103EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-XU03JM[/B] Firmware [B]1.03[/B], Released: 20/10/2015 (for Mac)

Change log:

  • Improvement of disk setup operation.

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/PioneerDriveUpdaterBDR-XU03JM_V103.dmg


#233

Change log:

  • Adds support for new BD-R SL media (4x Writing : Millenniata)
  • DVD-RAM operation is improved under specific conditions
  • Improvement of the operational stability
  • Improvement of the recording quality with DVD-RAM
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R/RE
  • BD Playability Improvement

BDR-208 DBK
http://pioneer.jp/cgi-bin/device/download/file_get_e2.pl?file=BDR-208DBK_FW150EU.EXE

BDR-208 -\ EBK \UBK\ ,-2208
http://pioneer.jp/cgi-bin/device/download/file_get_e2.pl?file=BDR-208EBK_FW150EU.EXE

BDR-S08XLT\XLB
http://pioneer.jp/cgi-bin/device/download/file_get_e2.pl?file=BDR-S08_FW150EU.EXE


#234

Thx czary2mary1! :smiley:
Good to see the 208 still gets firmware updates, was afraid it’d get ignored like the 206 back in 2011.


#235

Thanks czary2mary1 :flower: and well done Pioneer! :clap:

Here are the firmware links for the other models in the 208 series:

[B]Pioneer BDR-208JBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.50[/B], Released: 21/10/2015 (Kernel ID58)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-208JBK_FW150EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-208MBK / BDR-208XJ(BK) [/B]Firmware [B]1.50[/B], Released: 21/10/2015 (Kernel GENERAL)

Link 1: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR208XJ/BDR-208M_FW150EU.EXE
or
Link 2: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR208MBK/BDR-208M_FW150EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S08J[/B] Firmware [B]1.50[/B], Released: 21/10/2015 (Kernel ID43)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S08J_FW150EU.EXE

Note: Name aside, this firmware is identical to the BDR-S08XLT\XLB one.

Media list for BDR-208D: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/BDR-208D_FW1.50.pdf

Media list for all the others: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/BDR-208M_FW1.50.pdf


#236

Oops! :o I just realised that I somehow managed to miss one:

[B]Pioneer BDR-208BK[/B] Firmware [B]1.50[/B], Released: 21/10/2015 (Kernel ID81)

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR208BK/BDR-208BK_FW150EU.EXE


#237

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09J-X[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID72)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J-X_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09J[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID43)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09XLT / BDR-S09XLB[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID43)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-S09_FW133EU.EXE

(Name aside, this firmware is identical to the one above)

[B]Pioneer BDR-209JBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID58)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-209JBK_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209EBK / BDR-209UBK / BDR-2209[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID60)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209EBK_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209DBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID61)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209DBK_FW133EU.EXE

Change log (same for all firmwares):

  • Support New BD-R SL Media (16x Writing : MKM 6x) :clap:
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R SL (4x Writing : Millenniata)
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R/RE

#238

Thanks blackened2687! :smiley:
Hope the good ol’ 208 will get some firmware updates, too. 15x for SONYNN3 only isn’t nice, 'cause Sony media is not available anymore (only as Ricrap).


#239

[QUOTE=blackened2687;2766102][B]Pioneer BDR-S09J-X[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID72)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J-X_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09J[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID43)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-S09J_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-S09XLT / BDR-S09XLB[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID43)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-S09_FW133EU.EXE

(Name aside, this firmware is identical to the one above)

[B]Pioneer BDR-209JBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID58)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device/file/BDR-209JBK_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209EBK / BDR-209UBK / BDR-2209[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID60)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209EBK_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209DBK[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: Jan 5, 2016 (Kernel ID61)

Link: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/file/BDR-209DBK_FW133EU.EXE

Change log (same for all firmwares):

  • Support New BD-R SL Media (16x Writing : MKM 6x) :clap:
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R SL (4x Writing : Millenniata)
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R/RE[/QUOTE]
    Anyone take this for a spin yet? I always hate being the first with new firmware.

#240

I flashed 1.33 to my BDR-209DBK (Kernel 61).
Burned few Blu-Rays and wanted to do transfer rate reads, but Nero DiscSpeed no longer recognise this drive. Nor Nero infotool. I tried several versions.
Weird stuff. Was ok with 1.31.

Anyone else noticed this or have ideas whats going on?

Drive is still showing in my computer and device manager naturally.
Nero Burning Rom finds the drive and allows burning.
ImgBurn also recognises the drive.

Since FW 1.20 every new version seems to bring some headache with.
1.30 reduced burn quality with many dvd+r dl discs vs 1.20.
Should have never updated from 1.20.

Any chance to revert back to older firmware?
Even to the 1.31…


#241

Use latest DVRTool to revert the firmware to older version.


#242

Thanks for the warning, Luth. Good to have feedback.


#243

Needed to update FW to 1.33 of my BDR-209EBK for better compatibility with M-discs.The Update went flawlessly and just to let you know: the drive still shows up in Nero DiskSpeed. Maybe Luth’s bad experience with 1.33 is limited to DBKs.



#244

[B]Pioneer BDR-209BK[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: 08/02/2016 (Kernel ID81)

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209BK/BDR-209BK_FW133EU.EXE

[B]Pioneer BDR-209XJ(BK)[/B] Firmware [B]1.33[/B], Released: 08/02/2016 (Kernel GENERAL)

Link: http://www.st-trade.co.jp/support/download/Farm/BDR209XJ/BDR-209M_FW133EU.EXE

Change log:

  • Support New BD-R SL Media (16x Writing : MKM 6x)
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R SL (4x Writing : Millenniata)
  • Improvement of the recording quality with BD-R/RE

PS:

Media list for BDR-209M (FW 1.33) drives: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/BDR-209M_A.pdf

Media list for BDR-209D (FW 1.33) drives: http://pioneer.jp/device_e/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/BDR-209D_A.pdf