I just bought a BTC 1004 drive. It had firmware 038 and produced nice coasters with the cheap Sunstar 1x DVD-R media from german media mar**t. No errors with burning software Nero 5xxx supplied with the drive. But the results checked with DVDInfo pro looked horrible. After flashing the drive to FW 043 the result looked a lot better. But I still have a problem reading the DVD-R with my old Toshiba SD-1212 5.x* (RPC1)drive. The DVDInfo pro RPM check results look awefull. I flashed the firmware of the Toshiba from 14 to Version 22 but that did
t help. There is another Firmwareversion that is supposed to fix DVD-R read Problems but that version(1032) is only RPC2. My Question is now: Any chance to get my drive region free + dvd-r Compatible? If not Im thinking about buying a standalone player that is able to read hopefully anything I write with the BTC 1004!! Whats a good recomendation for a standalone player that really works.
And third the Media Question! Good Cheap and availlable in Germany.
Thanks for your help