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
Perhaps they forgot that PX712 is called 'DVD writer' not 'CD writer'???!!!
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!)
Perhaps they think that PX712 doesn't need to support any new media appeared after FW1.05???!!!
Or perhaps they also think there is no need whatsoever to further optimise the existing writing strats???!!!
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 (of course I'm referring to today's world, particularly to those drives in the same category/family/release date with PX712A ) Now assuming that you can find one, although I find it very hard to believe , can you find one who after 5+ months releases a firmware for a DVD-RW unit without actually improving DVD writing quality at all???
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???!!!