Hey there Freaks,
first of all, I must apologise for asking what I think will be fairly obvious questions, but I only just started burning DVDs. Reading through this forum has already helped a lot, but since there are so many FW versions, I’m still a bit confused…
Ah, the memories when it was all about CD Burning and FW was so easy to understand…
I own a NEC 3500A which shipped with 2.16 FW.
I’ll try to ask straight to the point questions which won’t take long to answer (I hope)…
I hear a lot about newer writing strategies. From what I’ve read here, it seems they enable overspeeding of several media… Is there any other advantage to be had from this, like better media compatibility? Thing is, there is the odd thread where people report having difficulties reading burnt DVDs in other DVD-Rom drives since upgrading to 2F8 or 2C8 FW, which I understand have the newest strategies?
When executing bitsetting tools, I only get the option to change DL bitsetting options. This is because of my FW (2.16), right?
The one big advantage of bitsetting is to allow for better compatibility with burnt DVD movies, is that right?
I mainly use my burner for backups which are meant to be read on my PC. Am I missing something really useful by sticking to my 2.16 stock FW? I don’t really need riplock removal as my DVD-Rom has its riplock removed.
I think this is it. Thanks a whole bunch in advance to anyone who can be bothered to help me with any of the above questions