Replacing loader in LVD-2001 with 16P9S?

vbimport

#1

Hi,

My LVD-2001 with a LTD-166 DVD-ROM loader works fairly well, but sometimes can’t navigate DVD+R Dual Layer discs I make on the PC. I bought a LiteOn 16P9S for a possible replacement.

My questions are:

  1. Shouldn’t this thing fit in my LVD-2001 without any major modifications?

  2. My LVD-2001 is set up with the region free code. Should I hook up the 16P9S to my PC and download the region-free firmware first?

Thanks in advance,
Sam


#2

BeatCrazy - Give it a shot I can’t say for sure if it will fit but it’s worth a shot.
First I would just hook up the 16P9S on the outside of the 2001 with the IDE cable and power cord, if it works then try the fit. I would make the 16P9S region free first then stick it in


#3

Slightly different, but you might check here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=143983


#4

Thanks for the comments guys.

Well the 16P9S arrived today and I did what jm1647 suggested, hooking it up ‘outside’ the player. Worked good! Unfortunately, it still didn’t play some of my burned DVD+R DualLayer discs that the old LiteOn loader was having trouble playing :frowning:

So, I moved the 16P9S into my PC and it does properly play the DVD+R DL disc! My stand alone Denon DVD player plays it as well. The only thing I can figure out is that the LVD-2001’s firmware (latest at v302) for some reason cannot navigate a few of my DVD+R DL’s. I use PowerDVD5 in the PC to playback discs.

Sigh… oh well, only out $22. I suppose I’ll keep it in my PC for now strictly for ripping purposes. It is replacing a functioning Pioneer DVD-ROM drive from 5 years ago that has served me well.


#5

@BeatCrazy - sorry to hear the 16P9S did not work out hooked up to the 2001. It is weird that it’ll play them DVD’s in the PC.

Anyway, the 16P9S is a great ripper in the PC.


#6

Just in case it wasn’t mentioned before, make sure you get your firmware fixed here:

http://codeguys.rpc1.org/firmwares.html


#7

Well, techinically it ‘worked’ in the LVD-2001, but just wouldn’t read my funky DL discs like it shoulda. Probably would need to blame the LVD-2001’s firmware. But yes, it has found a nice home in my PC :wink:

Thanks for the reminder. I went there and got the firmare, used the patcher to install. I just used a guess on how fast I wanted each type of disc to be ripped. Can you give me any tips? I only chose 16X for pressed DVD5’s. Everything else is between 10X and 14X. I don’t wanna encounter too many errors. Can you give me safe values to plug into the patcher for this particular drive?


#8

Hey Beat,

Did you ever try putting the drive in the LVD-2001 unit? I’m just wondering what if the drive fit.

I need to replace my loader in my LVD-2001 and want to know what I can replace it with that won’t require me to do any kind of real surgery. :slight_smile:

Thanks for any feedback.


#9

I believe the very first batch of 2001’s used a pc 166 drive, the later ones used a loader type drive like most dvd player use. The kind where the chassis and everything is just open and mounted inside rather then in a metal case like a pc dvd rom but it’s obviously still a IDE drive. My unit uses the loader, I was hoping for a pc drive so it would be easy to upgrade/fix later in its life if I wanted too. Many of the cheap chinese wonder players use a pc drive, the old apex that started it all did, my Cyberhome ch500 did, and my Haier ad700 does too.
I think they may have gotten complaints about the rattle when it started up plus maybe their loader was a cheaper way to the same end, killing two problems at once.


#10

First time that I have read anywhere of someone upgrading their drive in their LVD-2001. Happy to here it since it was one of my reasons for originally going out of my way to get one. :slight_smile: I would definitly get something cheaper now…but ~2 years ago choices with MPEG4 players was slim.