Should I return my dvd420i, I just bought it last friday, and wait for a dual layer capable drive to come out?(http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=213386) or do ya think some hack would be capable of implimenting this, as apparently it’s just a firmware thing.
Originally posted by Faction
or do ya think some hack would be capable of implimenting this, as apparently it’s just a firmware thing.
Its not that simple, there’s little chance any of the single layer burners that are now out there will ever be upgraded to dual through firmware so dont get your hopes up.
Now whether you should get a burner now or wait for the duals to come out is completely up to you. Just keep in mind that it wont be till at least June that any of them will com out and you can add quite some time more for the corresponding media to be released. I’d go for a cheap / trustworthy single layer burner right now and upgrade later on.
I’ll be waiting for dual layer to mature before buying one. Although dual layer burners should burn single layer media as good if not better then current single layer burners.
The follwing threads have some nice comments in them (from the Recording Hardware forum):