I have a NEC 3550A with fw 1.05 installed on a Debian etch (linux) PC.
Everything works great with the exception that I cannot hear the DVD sound track over the noise of the DVD spinning
I would like to tell the drive to slow down the read speed but it does not seem to respond to either:
eject -x 4 /dev/hda
hdparm -E 4 /dev/hda
BTW yes the DVD is at /dev/hda, my hard drive is sata at /dev/sda. Watching DVDs with dma on using xine or mplayer is great quality and sync, but unfortunately loud drive noise.
I notice that there are newer and non-official firmwares: does anyone know if a firmware upgrade would allow the DVD to see the speed settings and slow down to a more acceptable noise level?
My motherboard has a bad ACPI table, so some ACPI stuff is not working: would that have any influence on DVD speed, my feeling is that it shouldn’t.
Is there any known issue with this drive not responding to speed settings?