Saw some PX-716SA drives at work with this TLA number (I work for a system builder), so I guess that solves the mystery of whether there would be a new hardware revision for the drives that come with fw 1.05 preinstalled and cannot go to an earlier version…
I thought hw/fw that cannot go back to an earlier version is TLA 0406 (?)
This is the info from the download page on Plextor’s EU site:
If your drive originally came with firmware V1.05 installed, it will not be possible to install a lower version of firmware. If your drive originally came with firmware lower than V1.05, it will be possible to install a lower version of firmware after upgrading to firmware V1.05.
hmm, nothing equivalent on the US site
Maybe they just changed the FW chip somehow???
So what is the latest hardware/firmware revision for px716a??
I have a TLA#0304 (january 2005) bought apri,l 2, 2005.
Are there TLA#04xx (newest hardware revision)??
The latest known TLA is #0305 which Two Degrees just reported. A drive with TLA #04xx has not been reported here.
Probably TLA #04xx is shipping now because tla 0305 is out of stock; plextor has finished a new serie of plextor drives with new features and probably fw 1.06 pre-installed.
ummm, what’s your basis for those speculations? just cause a TLA is out of stock, doesn’t mean a new one is shipping. what do you mean “plextor has finished a new series of drives with new features”? not trying to be rude, just curious as to why you think this.
Just arrived today a TLA 0306 to the computer shop I work…
thanks for the info Frontier…and welcome to CDFreaks
Frontier. Thx for the info. Just wondering if the box says in big print somewhere that the Firrmware can not be fashed below a certian FW#. No big deal just inquiring minds.
So TLA#0306 will have fw 1.06. Well, my speculation is about plextor has changed some function on the chipset of the dvd-recorder in order to give good results in cheap dvd media.
It has been because of the growing of competence on pionner and benq/philips dvd recorders that look like cheap media is beaten without problems speacially for ps2/xbox systems
ahh, i see. doesn’t the AutoStrategy feature work on cheap media? i have no first hand experience since i don’t waste time or money on Prodisc/etc.
What about DVD-R logo on the tray bezel of the new TLA?
Does new TLAs have this new logo on the tray bezel?
my TLA 0101 and 0202 have the -R logo.
Be great if they put Plextor and the Model# back on the Black bezel though.
true true, but i’m no label whore. as long as i know what drive it is, i don’t care. take a look at some of the other drives’ faceplates - they’re hideous.
Are you sure that it isn’t +R logo?
I have a TLA 0203 and it had only RW DVD + R DL logo!
Can you post a foto of your 716 front BEZEL?
@drpinoBenQ Maybe??? At least Plextor is not loud.