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#41

[QUOTE=Brad-Pioneer;1947940]For f*cks sake, I’ve been chasing them for weeks and weeks and now they upload to the worldwide site and don’t tell anybody.[/QUOTE]

Was the firmware from Japan?


#42

There are new firmware versions for Buffalo Pioneer OEM drives.

Ver.8.25
DVSM-X1218FBS(ID : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212)
DVM-RXG18 (ID : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D)
DVSM-XL1218 (ID : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112L)


#43

Nice find! :flower:


#44

I wonder if 8.25 is more advanced then 1.24?? In the past Buffalo always matched the offical Pio firmware as far as the last 2 numbers went. I did 2 burns with this and I liked the result.


#45

Is possible crossflash with Buffalo firmware 8.25?

Thanks


#46

[QUOTE=energy1959;1968248]Is possible crossflash with Buffalo firmware 8.25?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

yes, you need to crossflash the drive first, with the kernel/firmware flasher from TDB’s site


#47

[QUOTE=energy1959;1968248]Is possible crossflash with Buffalo firmware 8.25?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=PumaUK;1968338]yes, you need to crossflash the drive first, with the kernel/firmware flasher from TDB’s site[/QUOTE]

Just to expand a bit on what PumaUK said …

If your unit is a 112, then YES you can - if you do what PumaUK said.

If your unit is a 212, then I’m afraid the answer is NO. Apparently crossflashing Pioneer drives requires a kernel firmware, which is not available (yet) for 212 drives … one might only hope that this would not be the case for too much longer :bow: Now that would be a nice new year present … :bigsmile:


#48

DVR-115 series Firmware version 1.18 dated 23January08 ->

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#firmware1

Media Support For DVR-115 Series Drives ->

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/pdf/DVR115_MediaList_118.pdf

Regards,
bjkg


#49

Thanks for the heads-up, bjkg. The DVR-215 series firmware 1.18 is also now available.


#50

Here are the direct 115 1.18 download links, including the J versions:
DVR-115_FW118
DVR-115D_FW118
DVR-A15_FW118
DVR-A15-J_FW118

DVR-215_FW118
DVR-215D_FW118
DVR-S15J_FW118


#51

[QUOTE=ala42;1985213]Here are the direct 115 1.18 download links, including the J versions:
DVR-115_FW118
DVR-115D_FW118
DVR-A15_FW118
DVR-A15-J_FW118

DVR-215_FW118
DVR-215D_FW118
DVR-S15J_FW118[/QUOTE]

whats so special about J? Plus will any 115 support labelflash?

crossflash possible?


#52

@ nekrosoft13,

The Pioneer DVR-A15J DVD Burner supports PureRead and PowerRead features ->

http://club.cdfreaks.com/1950998-post155.html

Regards,
bjkg


#53

The ASUS 1814BL and BLT has a new version of 1.14 as of 1 Feb 2008.

is the link to the BL version. Seems it now supports MKM 003.

“1. Improve burning quality” is the only thing it says.

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD+R DL
Book Type : DVD+R DL
Manufacturer: : Verbatim
MID : MKM 003 000 (00h)
Write speeds: : 4 X - 6 X - 8 X


#54

It’s very old :slight_smile:

DRW-2014 series new firmware is out since 01/02/2008


#55

The below The Firmware Page Forum Web Link to posting titled “Pioneer 212/S15J/115 Kernel and Firmware Files” provides Download Links to 212/S15J/115 Kernel and Firmware Files.

http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=43868

Regards,
bjkg


#56

Interesting, but should be moved to the Pioneer forum :slight_smile:


#57

[QUOTE=ala42;2018160]Interesting, but should be moved to the Pioneer forum :)[/QUOTE]
Done. :wink:


#58

Version 2.5 of DVRFlash has been released by Agent Smith

version 2.5 - “Adding current drives” release

New features:
DVR-111 support
o DVR-112 support
o DVR-115 support
o DVR-212 support
o DVR-215 support
o Additional check sum test
Fixes:
o Major internal cleanup

Known problems:

o DOS version not tested yet
o Linux version not used for flashing yet, drive detection works fine
o MAC version seems to have drive detection problems if several
internal and external drives are connected.
v2.2 and probably all previous releases have the same problem

The supported platforms are:

o Windows, ALL versions (Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista)
o Linux
o Mac
o Dos

This tool will allow:

  • anybody with a Pioneer OEM drive to flash to a true Pioneer drive and back (provided you have the kernel for the OEM firmware)
  • to get rid of Pioneer’s UPGDVD annoying limitations, like anti downgrade. If you’re bugged by Pioneer’s UPGDVD!
  • to flash USB or FireWire drives

DVRFlash -f X: Firmware file (Flash same model firmware to the drive)
DVRFlash -ff X: kernel file firmware file (crossflash. i.e force flash option)

example of DVR-215 Where drive letter is D:

DVRFlash.exe -f D: S0014001.118
DVRFlash.exe -ff D: S0014000.118 S0014001.118

Please note crossflashing is done at the risk of the USER

[B]DVRFlash 2.5 Website[/B]


#59

I’m looking for the latest firmware for my ASUS 1814BLT.

I’ve searched the ASUS/Pioneer forum but couldn’t find it. :confused:

Btw I’m also looking for the latest firmware for my NEC 7173S, also couldn’t find it on the NEC forum. :confused:


#60