Which Firmware To Flash With?




I have read much about the types of firmware available on the different links from the NEC Forum that I could flash my NEC ND-2500A DVD writer with, however I am most confused as to which is the best for my requirements which are to:

  1. Increase writing speeds on all types of DVD-+Rs.

  2. Have no decrease in writing speeds of DVD-+RWs.

  3. Have no decrease in the quality of present DVD-+R/RW writing.

  4. I have no desire to write DVDs to play on North American standalone DVD players.

I noticed on Herrie’s firmware version 2k5107b8-dos in the image of DVDInfoPro that the Region Code reads “All” and the Region Control reads “RPC-1”. What do these 2 settings mean? My own settings in DVDInfoPro are as follows: Region Code reads “Unset” and Region Control reads “RPC-2”.

Many thanks for your help.


At the current moment, I would suggest Herries 1.07 beta8 firmware. http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94039

The differences in region/RPC1 settings you are seeing are due to the fact that Herries’ beta firmware has been patched to be regionfree!