PX-712 New Firmware 1.06

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#1

Hi
there is a new Firmware(Plextor Japan)out for The PX-712

http://plextor.jp/download/internal.html


#2

Thanks! :slight_smile:

ET


#3

Great! I’ll try it tonite…


#4

Any idea about the changes for this firmware?


#5

I’ll try it from Japanese > German > English :bigsmile:

Changelog:

  • Write quality improvement on CD-Rs
  • Write quality improvement on DVD-RWs
  • Playback compatibility improvement on DVDs

I hope thats right…

Gorkon


#6

Thanks for letting us know 2Off3 :slight_smile:


#7

Changelog Plextor Europa

PX-712A/SA/UF V1.06

Improvements:
Write performance on CD-R media
Write performance on CD-RW media
Compatibility with some DVD recorders

http://www.plextor.be/technicalservices/downloads/firmw_712A_versions.asp?choice=DVD-Recorders#712A-106


#8

Interesting, Plextor Japan mentions improved write performance on DVD-RW media while Plextor Europe mentions CD-RW…


#9

Thanks!

So no improvements for DVD+R/-R/+RW? Hmm… I think I don’t have to run a set of tests with this firmware…? :smiley:


#10

Yeah, I did some tests and the results are the same as 1.05. Feh, Plextor could have kept this firmware if you ask me.


#11

Nothing really special, just a solid burn on MCC003. Nothing I couldn’t get with 1.05.


#12

Hi, I also burned 3 MCC003’s with perfect burns, like Two Degree’s. What is curious is that I burned those at 12x!. With 1.05 I used to burn those at 8x because 12x was not completely reliable… I’ll burn some more in the next days and see if this is a real improvement of 1.06 or just a coincidence…


#13

Maybe they improved CD writing. But I don’t have the opportunity to test it in the next two weeks.


#14

I’ve had a couple of sub-20 PIE MCC003 12x burns with firmware 1.05; I think it’s just a disc by disc case, especially when dealing with CMC-made MCC003 which is very variable.


#15

Well, after waiting for months and months for a FW update, Plextor finally bothered to do it … hurray!

Then we look at the change log and what we see is that allegedly now we can write better CD’s. I cannot believe it!!! We finally get an update after 5+ months and the only thing Plextor considers that it needs updating after all this time is CD writing :a :a :a

:cop: Perhaps they forgot that PX712 is called ‘DVD writer’ not ‘CD writer’???!!!
:cop: Perhaps they forgot that PX712A still cannot write a Traxdata RITEKG05 without giving a Calibration Error in the first few seconds and ruin the disc???!!! (just to give one example; and btw, NEC3500 writes the same discs with PIPO <= 20!)
:cop: Perhaps they think that PX712 doesn’t need to support any new media appeared after FW1.05???!!!
:cop: Or perhaps they also think there is no need whatsoever to further optimise the existing writing strats???!!!
:cop: Finally, perhaps they think this unit is so good at writing DVD’s that they don’t need to do any improvement whatsoever even after 5+ months???!!! Well Plextor, sorry to spoil your imaginary world scenario, THIS IS NOT THE BLOODY CASE!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

After all these rhetorical questions, I have to say that this update looks like an image exercise rather than a serious update :eek: :sad:

And now a little challenge to you guys … do you think you can find ANY company which hasn’t updated the firmware for their drives for more than 5+ months :confused: (of course I’m referring to today’s world, particularly to those drives in the same category/family/release date with PX712A :wink: ) Now assuming that you can find one, although I find it very hard to believe :wink: , can you find one who after 5+ months releases a firmware for a DVD-RW unit without actually improving DVD writing quality at all??? :confused: :confused: :confused:

This is probably a very hard to beat performance, and it must be a prime contender for an award as well … maybe for the “King of Quality” award? :rolleyes:

Yes, I know … I’m nasty … but this is just to surreal to believe … you might expect something like this from a third league manufacturer not from Plextor!!!


#16

I agree TOTALLY with CVS. After 5 months of wait and various new media on the market, Plextor MUST do a REAL Upgrade to the BIOS of PX712. :a

Actually PX712 have again some problems with some media, in primis various DVD-R brands!!! :frowning:

Plextor, are you again “King of Quality”? :confused:


#17

LOL, name me one brand that doesn’t have problems with DVD-R media. There’s simply too much crap DVD-R media floating around for any burner to burn reliably.


#18

Unfortunately my PX-712A has had problems with some of Plextor’s recommended media, namely TTG02, MXLRG02 and MCC02RG20.


#19

Mine doesn’t handle Maxell media too well either for some reason.


#20

CVS, how’s the dust in your house? :stuck_out_tongue:
p.s. if you guys don’t know what I’m talking about, it was a long story.:bigsmile: