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Which firmware? NEC 3500A - 9/23/2004 2:26:23 PM   


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Hey guys, nice forum you got here. Helped me a lot when deciding which DVD-+RW to buy the other day. I chose the NEC 3500A and am very pleased with it so far!

I was just thinking about upgrading the firmware from the manufacturer default, and wondered what firmware is best. Can you guys recommend a firmware for general use? Just burning and reading DVDs and the occasional CD. Are there enough advantages to warrant the flash? Or should I just not bother and stick with the original firmware?

Thanks for all those who took the time to read and reply.
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RE: Which firmware? NEC 3500A - 9/23/2004 3:12:48 PM   

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Hi and welcome to our forums!

NEC will release soon a new firmware (probably named 2.17) officially. That firmware will include the latest writing strategies so you can wait

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RE: Which firmware? NEC 3500A - 9/23/2004 3:47:24 PM   

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Yes, but 2.17 will not support SL bitset, correct?

Anyway, I just received my 3500a yesterday and loaded the TDK firmware that supports bitset, 2.C7 from TDB that reports as a 3500a. It works awesome. So far I have tested with..

Memorex 4x DVD+R
Memorex 2.4x DVD +RW
Compusa 1x DVD-R
Fuji 2.4x DVD+R
Fuji 4x DVD+R

This has been my first exposure to bitsetting. I pulled my old Apex AD/600a DVD player out of the basement. This machine would NOT play any DVD burns prior. I loaded a burn from the 3500a, played beautifully! Now I have a spare DVD player.

I just ordered some ProDisc 8x printables. They should arrive soon and I will let you know how they work out.

My finances, and just plain good sense prevents me from buying DL discs at $10+ a pop, so you'll have to try them yourself with the TDK firmware should you decide to go that way.


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