Will the PX-716A ever get 6X DVD-RW and 4X DVD-R DL?

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#1

I was thinking of buying a PX-716SA, despite all the hardware revisions/poor initial firmwares. I see the drive is getting better (though it’s no where close to pefect yet). I was curious as to if anyone has heard if the drive will be firmware upgradeable to 6X DVD-RW (a few drives already have this) and 4X DVD-R DL (I know with Beta 1.04 is does 2X, but the NEC 3520 has 4X already)?! I do like the 48X CD-R/RW, 8MB Buffer, and SATA-150… but 6X -RW and 4X -R DL would be great!

-Thanks


#2

who knows atm mabey not, i think plextor has already given up on the px-716!


#3

By the time you’l have affordable -r dl media there will be out Plextor 720A or something so if i were you i wouldn’t worry too much on that…


#4

716 already burns 4X with certain DL discs (2.4x verbatims i know for sure). great results too (much better than any DL scan i’ve seen from other drives). ~25min per disc.

6X DVD-RW - not sure about (don’t use RW nor - media).


#5

True but you’re talking about DVD+R (plus) DL media here while CHaynes112 was talking about DVD-R (minus) DL. I don’t know if the Plextor PX-716A will support 4x DVD-R DL but let’s first see some 2x DVD-R DL discs… I wonder how long it will take before they arrive in the shops.


#6

sorry, my bad. but like you said, are there even -R DL discs anywhere to be found?


#7

Re: Will the PX-716A ever get 4X DVD-R DL?

Answer Yes with firmware 1.05 around march 2005 , see the news today at:
http://www.gravure-news.com/html/news/VisuNews1.php#515

it will even be:
mid january 2005: 8X writing on DVD+RW media (with official 1.04)
march 2005: 6X writing on DVD-R DL media


#8

I dont think that it is of any importance to get 6x -DL. Discs won’t be available widely in the next months i guess.


#9

8X +R DL is a much more attractive upgrade.


#10

But you’l be able to burn 2.4x rated disks at 6x (MKM001). Don’t know about quality though, but this drive keeps impressing me.


#11

This january with the official 1.04 firmware you only get:
6x(CLV) writing on DVD+R DL media


#12

MKM001 is OK in TS-H552A at 5x so I suspect it’d be OK at 6x and 8x as well. 5x DVD+R DL has been on the market for months and so a future release of 6x DVD-R DL doesn’t impress me much. But I’d be impressed very much if I can buy a PX-716SA now for US$50. Reasonable for US$100. Unacceptable for US$150. For the price of PX-716A, I can have both Plextor PX-712A and LG GSA-4163B.