SE-506AB questions

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#1

I’ve bought a Samsung SE-506AB version TS01. Is this the latest firmware for it or are there any custom firmwares for it? And how would I know if my drive/firmware is rpc1 or 2?


#2

TSO1 appears to be the latest. You can keep an eye on it here. If you have Imgburn, just go to “discover” mode, select that drive in the drive drop-down box, then up in the menu bar Tools>drive>regional code>information.


#3

Adding to deanwitty’s reply: all drives made within the last 8 or so years have been RPC2*. Not sure if there will ever be a way to make a BD drive RPC1. The focus on such tweaks --and tweaks in general-- seems to have disappeared.

*: accuracy of that statement not verified, but pretty much true


#4

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2661831]TSO1 appears to be the latest. You can keep an eye on it here. If you have Imgburn, just go to “discover” mode, select that drive in the drive drop-down box, then up in the menu bar Tools>drive>regional code>information.[/QUOTE]

Thanx for the info dean. Just out of curiosity, are bd-writers capable of flashing back to original/previous firmware?

By the way, good news. I bought a Samsung SE-506AB yesterday and I managed to successfully burn one of my CMCMAG-BA5 discs. Hopefully now the discs I bought in SA won’t all be coasters.


#5

[QUOTE=Albert;2661833]Adding to deanwitty’s reply: all drives made within the last 8 or so years have been RPC2*. Not sure if there will ever be a way to make a BD drive RPC1. The focus on such tweaks --and tweaks in general-- seems to have disappeared.

*: accuracy of that statement not verified, but pretty much true[/QUOTE]

Thanx for the info Albert. What actually is the difference between rpc1 and rpc2?


#6

I point you to an older post: http://club.myce.com/f34/rpc1-rpc2-150215/

I must say, RPC is only effective with pressed DVD media that has been region-locked. Other formats (CD, BD) do not fall under the RPC scheme as we know it, but may implement other protection schemes.